MA02.03.06 : Large-Area Plastic Nano-Electronics

10:30 AM–11:00 AM Apr 4, 2018

PCC West, 100 Level, Room 102 BC

Thomas Anthopoulos1

1, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, , Saudi Arabia

Recent advances in the field of organic optoelectronics have been driven primarily by the development of advanced semiconductors and an improved understanding of the structure-processing-property relationships. In this talk, I will present an alternative approach for the manufacturing of a plethora of organic optoelectronic devices using a simple and highly scalable manufacturing technique namely adhesion-lithography (a-Lith) – an innovative method that can be used to pattern symmetric or asymmetric coplanar nanogap electrodes with arbitrarily large aspect ratio. I will show how a-Lith can be combined with organic functional materials to produce a plethora of functional devices including; self-aligned gate transistors, radio frequency diodes and energy harvesting circuits, multi-colour organic light-emitting nanodiodes, photodetectors and multilevel non-volatile memory devices, to name but a few. Despite the early stage of development a-Lith can already be viewed as promising alternative to conventional nano-patterning techniques for application in large-volume nanoscale optoelectronics.