Development of Robust, Effective, Inexpensive, Flexible Water and Oxygen Barriers for Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (FOLEDs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,832.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20170
Award Id:
96737
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB1-0021
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3400 Industrial Lane, Unit 7, Broomfield, CO, 80020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100363857
Principal Investigator:
Ofer Sneh
President, Director of Technology
(303) 466-2341
ofer@sundewtech.com
Business Contact:
Anat Sneh
VP, Director of Operations
(303) 466-2341
anat@sundewtech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR project deploys Atomic Layer Deposition based thin film encapsulation for environmentally durable Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) displays. Particular challenges include extremely low Water Vapor Transmission Rates (WVTR) and Oxygen Transmission rates (OTR), high yield, stress and strain endurance, high transparency and low cost. FOLED displays versatility and prospects for superior durability captured a vast interest in the military and commercial markets. Current protection techniques usually compromise the flexibility of OLEDs by using sealing techniques that involve rigid substrates such as glass. Atomic Layer Deposition encapsulating films (ALD-Cap) are flexible ceramic films, with exceptional conformality, adherence and mechanical strength. Developed originally as a low-cost environmental protection and corrosion barrier alternative to hermetic packaging, ALD-Cap was successfully used to provide hermetic-like protection of mission critical electronics and to contain tin-whiskers as well as similar commercial applications. The phase I effort will focus on the optimization of ALD cap materials, structures and manufacturing techniques, as well as the integration with FOLED.

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