Aerosol Jet Printing of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Transistors on Plastic Substrate

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0136
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T26-0152
Amount: $99,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT26
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
3911 Singer NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: 175348549
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Renn
 Director, Advanced Applications Lab
 (651) 641-2850
 mrenn@optomec.com
Business Contact
 Dave Keicher
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (505) 761-8250
Email: dkeicher@optomec.com
Research Institution
 University of Minnesota
 Pat Jondahl
 Sponsored Projects Admin
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
 (612) 626-2244
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Aerosol Jet printing is proposed as a method for printing large area, CNT-based transistor arrays on flexible substrate. The teaming relationship combines expertise in high resolution printing along with device and materials expertise. All semiconductor, dielectric, and conductive materials comprising the TFTs will be solution processed and printed with a single machine. This will lead to a cost effective, high throughput commercial process. The primary task during phase I will be on printing high K gate dielectrics, and aligned SWCNTs to achieve high frequency TFT performance. BENEFIT: This technology will provide a low-cost solution for fabricating large area transistor circuitry on flexible substrate. The process is highly efficient and does not require any hazardous or corrosive materials. Many applications such as disposable sensors and logic circuits will be possible.

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