The invention provides a method for preparing a pattern for an electric circuit comprising the steps of: (a) providing a substrate; (b) providing a pattern of an inhibiting material for an electrical circuit onto said substrate by i) applying a layer of the inhibiting material onto said substrate and mechanically removing locally the layer of the inhibiting material to obtain said pattern; or ii) applying a layer of the inhibiting material onto said substrate, wherein said layer has pre-determined pattern which incompletely covers said substrate; (c) establishing a distribution of particles of a first metal or alloy thereof on the layer of the inhibiting material and the pattern as obtained in step. (b); and (d) depositing by means of an electroless process a layer of a second metal or alloy thereof on the distribution of the particles of the first metal or alloy thereof as obtained in step (c), whereby the inhibiting material that is still present on the substrate after step (b) locally inhibits the second metal or alloy thereof to be deposited on the first metal or alloy thereof, ensuring that the second metal or alloy thereof will selectively be deposited on the particles of the first metal or alloy thereof that are distributed on the pattern obtained in step (b).

Title
Method for preparing a patterned electric circuit
Application Number
12/663738
Publication Number
20110017495
Application Date
June 16, 2008
Publication Date
January 27, 2011
Inventor
Maria Peter
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders
Renatus Marius De Zwart
Roland Anthony Tacken
Agent
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar
OH, US
IPC
H05K 03/10
H05K 01/02
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