Flexible active-matrix displays and shift registers based on solution-processed organic transistors

  title={Flexible active-matrix displays and shift registers based on solution-processed organic transistors},
  author={Gerwin H. Gelinck and H. E. A. Huitema and Erik van Veenendaal and Eugenio Cantatore and Laurens Schrijnemakers and Jan van der Putten and Tom C. T. Geuns and Monique J. Beenhakkers and J. Ben Giesbers and Bart-Hendrik Huisman and Eduard Johannes Meijer and Estrella Mena Benito and Fredericus Johannes Touwslager and Albert W. Marsman and Bas J E van Rens and Dago M. de Leeuw},
  journal={Nature Materials},
At present, flexible displays are an important focus of research1,2,3. Further development of large, flexible displays requires a cost-effective manufacturing process for the active-matrix backplane, which contains one transistor per pixel. One way to further reduce costs is to integrate (part of) the display drive circuitry, such as row shift registers, directly on the display substrate. Here, we demonstrate flexible active-matrix monochrome electrophoretic displays based on solution-processed… 
Solution-processed pseudo-vertical organic transistors based on TIPS-pentacene
Abstract Powerful and versatile transistors are indispensable to realize the vision of future flexible electronics, e.g., for wearable active-matrix displays, smart sensors, or RFID tags. Organic
A flexible 240/spl times/320-pixel display with integrated row drivers manufactured in organic electronics
Stand-alone shift registers using organic electronics on a flexible substrate are designed, realized, and characterized and a 240-stage shift register is integrated with a QVGA active-matrix display.
The development of flexible integrated circuits based on thin-film transistors
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All-printed 4-to-7 decoders and seven-bit shift registers, including over 100 organic electrochemical transistors each are reported, thus minimizing the number of terminals required to drive monolithically integrated all-printed electrochromic displays.
Progress in flexible organic thin-film transistors and integrated circuits
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Interlayer Processing for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays
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Patterning pentacene organic thin film transistors
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Paper-like electronic displays: Large-area rubber-stamped plastic sheets of electronics and microencapsulated electrophoretic inks
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The sophistication and flexibility of the patterning procedures, high level of integration on plastic substrates, large area coverage, and good performance of the transistors are all important features of this work.