Large Area Electronics Using Printing Methods

  title={Large Area Electronics Using Printing Methods},
  author={Radoslav Parashkov and Eike Becker and Thomas Riedl and Hans‐Hermann Johannes and Wolfgang Kowalsky},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
After the demonstration of the first organic FET in 1986, a new era in the field of electronic began: the era of organic electronics. Although the reported performance of organic transistors is still considerably lower compared to that of silicon transistors, a new market is open for organic devices, where the excellent performance of silicon technology is not required. Several commercial applications for organic electronics have been suggested: organic RFID tags, electronic papers, imagers… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Inorganic nanomaterials for printed electronics: a review.
  • Wei Wu
  • Materials Science
  • 2017
This review presents a summary of work to date on the utilization of inorganic nanomaterials-based inks in the successful preparation of printed conductive patterns, electrodes, sensors, thin film transistors (TFTs) and other micro-/nanoscale devices.
Printable and flexible electronics: from TFTs to bioelectronic devices
Printable and flexible thin-film transistors (TFTs) have gained significant attention over the last few years thanks to their implementation in many different sectors. Beside applications in
Recent advances in upscalable wet methods and ink formulations for printed electronics
This review deals with the use of solution processing approaches for organic electronics with a focus on material ink formulations as well as on their applicability. The solution processing
Materials for Printable, Transparent, and Low‐Voltage Transistors
Since the 1990s, printable, transparent, and low‐voltage transistors have attracted great attention from academia and industry due to the demand for specialized circuitry such as in radio‐frequency
A micropatterning technique to fabricate organic thin-film transistors on various substrates
Research and development of organic electronics have been expanded on various substrates, of which the silicon substrate is often used to evaluate organic semiconductors or/and prove concepts while
Fully printed transistors employing silicon nanoparticles
A new device, which utilises a previously unknown two-way mode of current switching, has been developed. This is the current switching transistor, a three-terminal electronic device which exhibits a
Printed carbon nanotube thin-film transistors: progress on printable materials and the path to applications.
It is clear that printed CNT-TFTs are rapidly advancing, but there remain challenges, which are discussed along with current techniques to resolve them and future developments towards practical applications from these devices.
Effect of Substrates on the Resistivity and Adhesion of Copper Nanoparticle Ink
Printed electronics processes have the potential to make electronics manufacturing more flexible by providing a wider choice of materials and easier processing steps. In traditional electronics


Large area, high resolution, dry printing of conducting polymers for organic electronics
We show here that thermal imaging, a nonlithographic technique which enables printing multiple, successive layers via a dry additive process can be used in combination with tailored printable
High-resolution inkjet printing of all-polymer transistor circuits.
It is shown that the use of substrate surface energy patterning to direct the flow of water-based conducting polymer inkjet droplets enables high-resolution definition of practical channel lengths of 5 micrometers, and high mobilities were achieved.
Printed polymer transistors
  • A. Knobloch, A. Bernds, W. Clemens
  • Materials Science
    First International IEEE Conference on Polymers and Adhesives in Microelectronics and Photonics. Incorporating POLY, PEP & Adhesives in Electronics. Proceedings (Cat. No.01TH8592)
  • 2001
Integrated plastic circuits (IPCs) based on organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) have many advantages. One potential is the use for commercial applications such as low cost ident-tags or
Paper-like electronic displays: Large-area rubber-stamped plastic sheets of electronics and microencapsulated electrophoretic inks
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.
Wave Printing ( II ) : Polymer MISFETs Using Microcontact Printing
The advent of printing for the manufacturing of transistors is a task vividly pursued both for silicon[1] and polymer-based devices [2-4]. Printed MISFET devices based on semiconducting polymer have
A new patterning process concept for large-area transistor circuit fabrication without using an optical mask aligner
A new concept to produce large thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCD's) without using an optical mask aligner is proposed which emphasizes patterning technology. Some experimental
Inkjet printing in the manufacture of electronics, photonics, and displays
Ink-jet printing technologies are now being developed and used across a wide spectrum of optoelectronic and microelectronic manufacturing applications, because they provide opportunities both for
High-quality inkjet-printed multilevel interconnects and inductive components on plastic for ultra-low-cost RFID applications
In recent years, there has been tremendous interest in all-printed electronics as a means of achieving ultra-low-cost electronic circuits with uses in displays and disposable electronics applications
Vertical channel all-organic thin-film transistors
Technologically simple and cost-effective processes are essential for the fabrication of organic electronic devices. In this letter, we present a concept for making vertical channel all-organic
Photoresist-free printing of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors
Conventional fabrication of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors (a-Si TFTs) requires patterning numerous photoresist layers, a subtractive process that is time consuming and expensive. This