Yvonne Carts-Powell

Printing Single-Crystal Films

In technology on July 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

In last week’s post on a solar cell on paper substrate, I mentioned that the cell was not being printed, but was vapor-deposited. Now I find a short article about people at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (Tsukuba, Japan), using ink-jet technology to print quality semiconductors.

Printing Single-Crystal Films | Latest News | Chemical & Engineering News.

Paper in Nature: Inkjet printing of single-crystal films.

Video of real-time crystallization of benzothiophene-containing molecules after they are deposited on top of a printed antisolvent droplet (patterned shape).  (Courtesy of Nature, hosted by the American Chemical Society.)



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