Development of PZT Suspensions for Ceramic Ink-Jet Printing

B. Derby, D. H. Lee, T. Wang, D. Hall
2002 Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  
The direct ink-jet printing of ceramic powders requires the development of highly fluid suspensions of ceramic particles with viscosity < 40 mPas. Here we describe the development of two such ceramic suspensions, which contain up to 30% by volume of PZT particles in either an azeotropic mixture of MEK and ethanol or in an alkane wax at 120 'C. The influence of various processing parameters on fluid theology are investigated and trial fluids have been passed through an ink-jet printing head.
doi:10.1557/proc-758-ll3.7 fatcat:vbaivl6y55e6xck2embyhuhq3q