Towards paper electronics - printing transistors on paper in a roll-to-roll process

Roger Bollström, Tobjörk Daniel, Dolietis Peter, Anni Määttänen, Petri Ihalainen, Jouko Peltonen, Ronald Österbacka, Martti Toivakka

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    New value-added, intelligent products with novel functionalities, e.g., sensors and simple displays have recently received much attention in the research community. For these types of products to come into everyday use, devices with reasonable electrical performance and negligible production cost are required. One way to reduce the manufacturing cost is to fabricate the electronics on inexpensive paper substrates by using roll-to-roll techniques (“Paper Electronics”), as an alternative to conventional electronics manufactured with batch processes on glass or polymer film substrates. The current work discusses printing of electronics on paper and demonstrates, as a proof-of-concept, a hygroscopic insulator field effect transistor device (HIFET) printed on paper with a custom-built roll-to-roll hybrid printer.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationNIP27 : 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
    EditorsShinri Sakai, Paul Benning, Xavier Bruch, Scott Silence
    PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
    ISBN (Print)9780892082964
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventNIP & Digital Fabrication Conference - 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
    Duration: 2 Oct 20116 Oct 2011


    ConferenceNIP & Digital Fabrication Conference

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