Printed transparent backplane for displays and spatial light modulators based on organic thin film transistors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0170
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0230
Amount: $749,922.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jinsong Huang
 (781) 935-1200
 jhuang@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Rachel Carnes
Title: Manager Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: rcarnes@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 Stanford University
 Gary Podesta
 2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI, 96822-
 (650) 724-6883
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Recent materials development together with an improving understanding of organic transistors has enabled solution-processed materials that show good performance, with high transparency in the visible range. In this program, leveraging on our extensive experience in organic material development and large scale organic material deposition by solution based processing, Agiltron and Stanford University propose to realize the first transparent backplane based on organic thin film transistor to drive displays and spatial light modulators. The organic semiconductor materials proposed have high field effect mobility, good solubility, good film formation capability, and are transparent. A transparent cross-linked dielectric layer ensures low leakage current and enables multiple layer structures to be created by solution based processing. Furthermore, our optimized device design and fabrication process can maximize the performance of the organic semiconductor through the matching of organic semiconductors and dielectric materials. In Phase I we have demonstrated a new generation of transparent organic thin film transistors fabricated by our advanced printing method surpassing the requirements necessary for their use in display driver circuits. During Phase II, we will further improve the device performance and fabricate the transparent backplane by printing for transparent active matrix organic light emitting diodes display.

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