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Enabling technologies for plastic displays
Author(s): James C. Sturm; Helena Gleskova; Thomas N. Jackson; Stephen J. Fonash; Sigurd Wagner
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Paper Abstract

This paper demonstrates the state of critical technologies for the integration of Thin Film Transistors (TFTs) onto plastic substrates for display applications. The transistor technologies examined include polyscrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, organic semiconductor of TFTs. Fundamental work in new regimes of operation enabled by plastic substrates, such as the effect of rolling and 3-D deformation are also developed, leading to design guidelines. Finally, printing approaches for organic semiconductors are shown to demonstrate potential paths towards roll-to-roll display manufacturing. Altogether, the results point toward the possibility of printing transistors anywhere and bending them into nearly any shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2002
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4712, Cockpit Displays IX: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480927
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James C. Sturm, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Helena Gleskova, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Thomas N. Jackson, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Stephen J. Fonash, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Sigurd Wagner, Princeton Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4712:
Cockpit Displays IX: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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