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Challenges and perspectives of printed electronics
Author(s): G. Schmidt; H. Kempa; U. Fuegmann; T. Fischer; M. Bartzsch; T. Zillger; K. Preissler; U. Hahn; A. Huebler
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Paper Abstract

Based on the achievement of having fabricated the first integrated circuit solely by means of conventional mass-printing methods, we report on the challenges and perspectives of printed electronics as far as fast, continuous printing processes are taken into account. We have identified a number of issues that have to be addressed when conventional printing is adapted in order to print electronic devices and integrated circuits thereof from solutions of functional organic materials. We report on our results of evaluation of various printing methods, i.e. offset, gravure and flexographic printing, and their suitability for the individual layers. The choice of the combination of printing techniques and the adjustment of the process parameters largely influence the performance of printed electronic devices and integrated circuits. We finally comment on the conclusions that can be drawn from the results of our printing experiments about the future potential of printed electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6336, Organic Field-Effect Transistors V, 633610 (25 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680256
Show Author Affiliations
G. Schmidt, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
H. Kempa, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Germany)
U. Fuegmann, printed systems GmbH (Germany)
T. Fischer, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
M. Bartzsch, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
T. Zillger, printed systems GmbH (Germany)
K. Preissler, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
U. Hahn, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
A. Huebler, Chemnitz Univ. of Technology (Germany)
printed systems GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6336:
Organic Field-Effect Transistors V
Zhenan Bao; David J. Gundlach, Editor(s)

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