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Inkjet-printed, organic complementary circuits integrated with polymer mechanical sensors

 

Organic complementary circuits are demonstrated for integration with mechanical sensors to enable the fabrication of a sensor tape to detect mechanical impacts correlated to traumatic brain injury. The control electronics were fabricated by inkjet patterning with p- and n-channel organic semiconductors and printed electrodes based on metal nanoparticles. Typical carrier mobilities for these printed TFTs are ~0.005-0.015 cm2/Vs for both semiconductors with current on-to-off ratios >10^4. The inverters showed a typical gain of 4 with VDD at 10V. The printed amplifiers are integrated with mechanical sensors consisted of ferroelectric polymers, and the acceleration sensor sensitivity is calibrated to be 2mV/g.

 
citation

Ng, T.; Daniel, J. H.; Garner, S.; Lavery, L.; Whiting, G. L.; Arias, A. C. Inkjet-printed, organic complementary circuits integrated with polymer mechanical sensors. American Chemical Society Meeting; 2010 March 21-25; San Francisco, CA.