Large area, high resolution, dry printing of conducting polymers for organic electronics

Blanchet, Graciela B.; Loo, Yueh-Lin; Rogers, J. A.; Gao, F.; Fincher, C. R.
January 2003
Applied Physics Letters;1/20/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p463
Academic Journal
We show here that thermal imaging, a nonlithographic technique which enables printing multiple, successive layers via a dry additive process can be used in combination with tailored printable conductors in the fabrication of organic electronic devices. This method is capable of patterning a range of organic materials at high speed over large areas with micron size resolution and excellent electrical performance avoiding the solvent compatibility issues currently faced by alternative techniques. Such a dry, potentially reel-to-reel printing method may provide a practical route to realizing the expected benefits of plastics for electronics. We illustrate the viability of thermal imaging and imageable organics conductors by printing a functioning, large area (4000 cm[SUP2]) active matrix backplane display circuit containing several thousand transistors.


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