17 September 2015 Recent progress in printed 2/3D electronic devices
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New, energy-saving, efficient and cost-effective processing technologies such as 2D and 3D inkjet printing (IJP) for the production and integration of intelligent components will be opening up very interesting possibilities for industrial applications of molecular materials in the near future. Beyond the use of home and office based printers, "inkjet printing technology" allows for the additive structured deposition of photonic and electronic materials on a wide variety of substrates such as textiles, plastics, wood, stone, tiles or cardboard. Great interest also exists in applying IJP in industrial manufacturing such as the manufacturing of PCBs, of solar cells, printed organic electronics and medical products. In all these cases inkjet printing is a flexible (digital), additive, selective and cost-efficient material deposition method. Due to these advantages, there is the prospect that currently used standard patterning processes can be replaced through this innovative material deposition technique. A main issue in this research area is the formulation of novel functional inks or the adaptation of commercially available inks for specific industrial applications and/or processes.

In this contribution we report on the design, realization and characterization of novel active and passive inkjet printed electronic devices including circuitry and sensors based on metal nanoparticle ink formulations and the heterogeneous integration into 2/3D printed demonstrators. The main emphasis of this paper will be on how to convert scientific inkjet knowledge into industrially relevant processes and applications.
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Andreas Klug, Andreas Klug, Paul Patter, Paul Patter, Karl Popovic, Karl Popovic, Alexander Blümel, Alexander Blümel, Stefan Sax, Stefan Sax, Martin Lenz, Martin Lenz, Oleksandr Glushko, Oleksandr Glushko, Megan J. Cordill, Megan J. Cordill, Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, } "Recent progress in printed 2/3D electronic devices", Proc. SPIE 9569, Printed Memory and Circuits, 95690N (17 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187422; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187422

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