In article number 1704451, Jose Marques‐Hueso and co‐workers present a rapid photopatterning method that allows for selective plating of 2D and 3D microcircuity on polyetherimide. Conductive copper tracks as small as 18 μm are accessible by local light‐induced synthesis of silver nanoparticles on the substrate. Applicability of the method for flexible polytherimide films and 3D‐printed substrates shows promise for electronics manufacturing.
Marques-Hueso, J., Jones, T. D. A., Watson, D. E., Ryspayeva, A., Nekouie Esfahani, M., Shuttleworth, M. P., Harris, R. A., Kay, R. W., & Desmulliez, M. P. Y. (2018). Flexible Electronics: A Rapid Photopatterning Method for Selective Plating of 2D and 3D Microcircuitry on Polyetherimide . Advanced Functional Materials, 28(6), . https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201870041