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
Amount:
$98,990.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0439
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0230
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST081-015
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jinsong Huang
Sr.Scientist
(781) 935-1200
Jhuang@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
LLamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
STANFORD UNIV.
Gary Podesta
Department of Chemical Enginee
Stanford,, CA, 94305
(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 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.

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