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Potential up-scaling of inkjet-printed devices for logical circuits in flexible electronics

: Mitra, K.Y.; Sowade, E.; Martinez-Domingo, C.; Ramon, E.; Carrabina, J.; Gomes, H.L.; Baumann, R.R.


Logothetidis, S.:
International Conferences & Exhibition on Nanotechnologies & Organic Electronics (NANOTEXNOLOGY 2014) : Proceedings of NN14 and ISFOE14 ; Thessaloniki, Greece, 5-12 July 2014
Melville, NY: AIP, 2015 (AIP Conference Proceedings 1646)
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1285-9
International Conferences & Exhibition on Nanotechnologies & Organic Electronics (Nanotexnology) <2014, Thessaloniki>
International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN) <11, 2014, Thessaloniki>
International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (ISFOE) <7, 2014, Thessaloniki>
Fraunhofer ENAS ()

Inkjet Technology is often mis-believed to be a deposition/patterning technology which is not meant for high fabrication throughput in the field of printed and flexible electronics. In this work, we report on the 1) printing, 2) fabrication yield and 3) characterization of exemplary simple devices e.g. capacitors, organic transistors etc. which are the basic building blocks for logical circuits. For this purpose, printing is performed first with a Proof of concept Inkjet printing system Dimatix Material Printer 2831 (DMP 2831) using 10 pL small print-heads and then with Dimatix Material Printer 3000 (DMP 3000) using 35 pL industrial print-heads (from Fujifilm Dimatix). Printing at DMP 3000 using industrial print-heads (in Sheet-to-sheet) paves the path towards industrialization which can be defined by printing in Roll-to-Roll format using industrial print-heads. This pavement can be termed as "Bridging Platform". This transfer to "Bridging Platform" from 10 pL small print-heads to 35 pL industrial print-heads help the inkjet-printed devices to evolve on the basis of functionality and also in form of up-scaled quantities. The high printed quantities and yield of inkjet-printed devices justify the deposition reliability and potential to print circuits. This reliability is very much desired when it comes to printing of circuits e.g. inverters, ring oscillator and any other planned complex logical circuits which require devices e.g. organic transistors which needs to get connected in different staged levels. Also, the up-scaled inkjet-printed devices are characterized and they reflect a domain under which they can work to their optimal status. This status is much wanted for predicting the real device functionality and integration of them into a planned circuit.