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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium BB—Innovative Fabrication and Processing Methods for Organic and Hybrid Electronics

Fabrication methods of organic electronics can be generally divided into solution processing and vapor processing. Solution based methods at the laboratory scale are typically spin coating and doctor blading. For vapor deposition, the most common approaches are thermal evaporation and chemical vapor phase deposition . These methods have been widely adapted for processing organic devices including solar cells, light emitting diodes and transistors.

Recently, a number of novel processing approaches have been developed that act to enhance device performance, gain insight into device and material physics, and improve compatibility with scalable low-cost manufacturing. These newly developed processing methods allow one to dictate the morphology of the organic electronic active layers with unprecedented ability, providing better understanding of material and device properties. This symposium will explore organic electronic device physics and applications enabled by novel processing methods and techniques for large area device integration. The symposium will cover various organic devices including solar cells, transistors, temperature/bio sensors and etc. The symposium will consider a range of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid material systems and their associated processing and device performance.

The meeting will provide a forum for interaction among university and industry, researchers and practitioners, representing different perspectives across the value chain. The discussion will focus on the new paradigms for small molecule and polymer semiconductor processing methods emerging from research laboratories, as well as the continuous improvements to more traditional printing techniques and their intersection with electronics and optics. This symposium will assist in accelerating the adaption of processing methods between universities and industry. The discussion will focus on the new paradigms for small molecule and polymer semiconductor processing methods emerging from research laboratories, as well as the continuous improvements to more traditional printing techniques and their intersection with electronics and optics.

Topics will include:

  • Methods for drastic control of film crystallinity and texture
  • Roll-to-roll processing - Machine tooling, design, and process-flow for roll- to-roll processing
  • Novel Applications - Application drivers for developing new processing techniques
  • Unique film morphologies that provide new device functionality, or insight into device physics
  • Deposition and patterning of materials over large areas – techniques and limitations
  • Unique processing strategies or materials synthesis for non-planar, conformal, or stretchable devices
  • Processing methods beyond conventional vapor phase and solution phase techniques
  • Large area manufacturing methods that work with high yields
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • J. Anthony (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • T. Anthopoulos (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • A. Arias (University of California, USA)
  • A. Briseno (University of Massachusetts, USA)
  • M. Chabinyc (University of California, USA)
  • G. Gelinck (Holst Center, Netherlands)
  • D. Gundlach (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • W. Hu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • J. Huang (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • T. Jackson (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • H. Klauk (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • T. Komoda (Panasonic, Japan)
  • D. Lipomi (University of California, USA)
  • D. Lupo (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  • C. Madigan (Kateeva, USA)
  • M Pfeiffer (Haliatek, Germany)
  • J. Rivnay (Ecole des Mines, France)
  • T. Sekitani (Osaka University, Japan)
  • T. Someya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • B. Stadlober (Joanneum Research, Austria)
  • G. Whiting (PARC, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ioannis Kymissis
Columbia University
Department of Electrical Engineering
USA

Paddy K. L. Chan
The University of Hong Kong
Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong
852-28692634, pklc@hku.hk

Oana Jurchescu
Wake Forest University
Department of Physics
USA
336-745-8385, jurchescu@wfu.edu

Brendan T. O’Connor
North Carolina State University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
USA