Jet-printing of active-matrix TFT backplanes for displays and sensors (Invited paper)
The fabrication of electronic circuits by jet-printing can eliminate photolithography and offers the potential to reduce manufacturing cost. Techniques used to fabricate amorphous silicon and polymer semiconductor thin film transistors (TFT) by subtractive and additive jet-printed are described. TFT backplanes patterned entirely by jet-printing on glass and flexible substrates, with application to flat panel displays and x-ray imagers, are described.
Street, R. A. ; Wong, W. S. ; Ready, S. E. ; Lujan, R. A. ; Arias, A. C. ; Apte, R. B. Jet-printing of active-matrix TFT backplanes for displays and sensors (Invited paper). Digital Fabrication 2005 Conference; 2005 September 18-22; Baltimore; MD. Springfield VA: Society for Imaging Science & Technology; 13-16.