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Process for Fabricating Organic Semiconductor Crystalline Thin Films

Organization:University of Vermont, VT, US
I.P. Brief:A process for the fabrication of organic thin films with extremely large (centimeter scale) grain size or alternatively a single step fabrication of wire-like structures. The process is a modified version of that described in Vlasov et al (2001), which allows the production of a wide variety of structures.
Summary of I.P.:Certain organic electronics need the additional controlling effect of large domain semiconductor materials currently unavailable through today‚Äôs micron-scale crystalline structures. Organic microelectronics offer the possibility of flexible lightweight materials and such organic electronics include organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) and electro-luminescent displays for cell phones and flat panel displays.
Patent:11/078,544, PCT/US2005/008237
Keywords:semiconductor, epitaxy, electronics, self-assembly, pentacene
Primary Industry:Telecommunications
Specific Market:Consumer electronic devices
Market Size:50-100M
State of the Art:Conventional flat panel displays use heavy rigid inorganic substrates and other components.
Figures of Merit:Single-step, low-cost, fabrication of large domain organic think films, with exceptional controlling and scale up opportunities
Tech.  Obstacles:New standard in a conservative industry
Market Obstacles:Development of a full scale prototype Testing in a variety of uses. Marketing.
Publications:See patent.
Research Team:The laboratory of Randall Headrick at the University of Vermont


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