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Title: Electroluminescent light sources via soft lithography
Authors: Young, R.J.H.
Evans, Peter S.A.
Hay, Gareth I.
Southee, Darren J.
Harrison, David J.
Keywords: Electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Emerald
Citation: YOUNG, R.J.H. ... et al, 2008. Electroluminescent light sources via soft lithography. Circuit World, 34 (3), pp. 9-12.
Abstract: Microcontact printing is a process used to print high-resolution protein arrays for biosensors. The paper aims to investigate using these techniques to print electrically conductive fine line structures for electroluminescent (E/L) light sources. The viability of using microcontact printing as a process for electronics fabrication is investigated. Polydimethylsiloxane stamps inked with alkanethiol compounds form self-assembled monolayers on substrate surfaces, acting as the resist to subsequent etching processes. The printed lines are characterized with regard to their performance as high-electric field generators in electroluminescent displays. It has been demonstrated that microcontact printing is a cheap, repeatable process for fabricating electronic devices. The results demonstrate the viability of the process to fabricate electric field generator structures for E/L light sources with reduced driving voltages. The paper demonstrates that microcontact printing can produce electrically conductive fine-line structures with high resolution, confirming its viability in printed electronics manufacture.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/03056120810896218
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8472
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03056120810896218
ISSN: 0305-6120
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