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Recent progress in printed 2/3D electronic devices
Author(s): Andreas Klug; Paul Patter; Karl Popovic; Alexander Blümel; Stefan Sax; Martin Lenz; Oleksandr Glushko; Megan J. Cordill; Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil
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Paper Abstract

New, energy-saving, efficient and cost-effective processing technologies such as 2D and 3D inkjet printing (IJP) for the production and integration of intelligent components will be opening up very interesting possibilities for industrial applications of molecular materials in the near future. Beyond the use of home and office based printers, "inkjet printing technology" allows for the additive structured deposition of photonic and electronic materials on a wide variety of substrates such as textiles, plastics, wood, stone, tiles or cardboard. Great interest also exists in applying IJP in industrial manufacturing such as the manufacturing of PCBs, of solar cells, printed organic electronics and medical products. In all these cases inkjet printing is a flexible (digital), additive, selective and cost-efficient material deposition method. Due to these advantages, there is the prospect that currently used standard patterning processes can be replaced through this innovative material deposition technique. A main issue in this research area is the formulation of novel functional inks or the adaptation of commercially available inks for specific industrial applications and/or processes.

In this contribution we report on the design, realization and characterization of novel active and passive inkjet printed electronic devices including circuitry and sensors based on metal nanoparticle ink formulations and the heterogeneous integration into 2/3D printed demonstrators. The main emphasis of this paper will be on how to convert scientific inkjet knowledge into industrially relevant processes and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9569, Printed Memory and Circuits, 95690N (17 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187422
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Klug, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Paul Patter, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Karl Popovic, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Alexander Blümel, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Stefan Sax, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Martin Lenz, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Oleksandr Glushko, Erich Schmid Institute for Materials Science (Austria)
Megan J. Cordill, Erich Schmid Institute for Materials Science (Austria)
Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria)
Graz Univ. of Technology (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9569:
Printed Memory and Circuits
Emil J. W. List Kratochvil, Editor(s)

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