Ossila Limited now stocks a next-generation material for plastic transistors with electronic properties to rival amorphous silicon. The specialised polymer, PBTTT, is among only a handful of plastics discovered which demonstrates such high performance and is the first to be available on the open market to academic researchers around the world.
Ultimately, it is expected that plastic transistors will be used to control the pixels on ultra thin, light-weight and flexible displays as well as power a variety of new technologies such as printable RFID tags that could replace barcodes. Many academic scientists are working on basic research and development to enable these concepts to become a reality and the increased performance and stability of PBTTT moves these goals a step closer. In addition, the availability of PBTTT opens up other new and interesting scientific opportunities related to its liquid crystal behaviour and film-forming properties.