Electric conductive pattern element fabricated using commercial inkjet printer for paper-based analytical devices

yu Matsuda, Shobu Shibayama, Keigo Uete, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Tomohide Niimi

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Herein, we proposed the addition of an inkjet-printed conductive pattern to paper-based analytical devices (PADs) in order to expand their applications. An electric conductive pattern was easily, quickly, and inexpensively fabricated using a commercial inkjet printer. The addition of a printed electric element will enhance the applications of PADs without the loss of properties such as cost efficiency, disposability, and portability. In this study, we applied an inkjet-printed heater to a piece of paper and investigated its characteristics. The use of the heater as a valve, concentrator, and heat source for chemical reactions on PADs was investigated. Previously, these functions were difficult to realize with PADs. The inkjet-printed heater was used as a valve and concentrator through evaporation of the working fluid and solvent, and was also found to be useful for providing heat for chemical reactions. Thus, the combination of printed electric circuits and PADs has many potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5762-5765
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 2
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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