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-08-C-0439
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0230
Amount: $98,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jinsong Huang
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
 Gary Podesta
 Department of Chemical Enginee
Stanford,, CA, 94305
 (650) 724-6883
 Nonprofit college or university
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 and are transparent. The 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 this phase I program, we will demonstrate a new generation of transparent organic thin film transistors fabricated by our advanced inkjet printing method surpassing the requirements necessary for their use in high performance display driver circuits.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government