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December 31st, 2009

Letter Re: 20,000 Printed Circuit Shops, Worldwide, by 2020

Abstract:
Curie Metropolitan High School and Binghampton University, State University of New York, have been working in conjunction to develop a lesson that would expose secondary school students to nanotechnology and flexible printed electronics.

Recently, a small group of students from my Advanced Electronics II class engaged in a classroom exercise in which they used manual drafting equipment and vintage quill-style drafting pens to draw nanosilver ink lines onto a PET substrate. After the nanosilver inked lines were sintered, using a digital controlled hot plate, the students measured the resistance and continuity of the flexible printed nanosilver conductors. Another test of continuity was to connect a power supply and a No. 53 incandescent lamp to this flexible printed nanosilver conductor. We were amazed at the amount of current the conductor was able to handle.

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