In tandem contact-transfer printing for high-performance transient electronics

Dahiya, A. S. , Christou, A., Neto, J., Zumeit, A., Shakthivel, D. and Dahiya, R. (2022) In tandem contact-transfer printing for high-performance transient electronics. Advanced Electronic Materials, 8(9), 2200170. (doi: 10.1002/aelm.202200170)

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High-performance flexible electronics developed with resource efficient printing route will transform the way future electronics is manufactured and used to advance applications such as healthcare, Internet of Things, wearables, consumer electronics, etc. Herein, an innovative approach is presented that involves, for the first time, the in-tandem use of contact and transfer printing methods to realize high-quality electronic layers at selected locations on rigid (Si/SiO2), flexible (polyimide), and biodegradable (magnesium (Mg) foils). Superior grade quality of printed electronic layers is demonstrated by realizing transistors and printed UV photodetectors (PDs) employing high-resolution electrohydrodynamic printing. The all-printed PDs show extremely high performance for UV detection, with extraordinary high responsivity (>107 A W−1) and specific detectivity (≈1017 Jones) values at low UV intensity of 0.1 µW cm−2. Finally, the fabricated PDs on Mg foil are dissolved in deionized water at room temperature. Thus, in-tandem contact and transfer printing has potential for ecofriendly development of transient electronics. Further, the approach allows printing of wide range of nanomaterials and heterostructures or complex superlattice structures, which can open exciting new possibilities for high-performance electronics.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through Engineering Fellowship for Growth (EP/R029644/1) and the Hetero-print Programme Grant (EP/R03480X/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Dr Abhishek Singh and Zumeit, Ayoub Abdulhafith Sadek and Neto, Mr Joao and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder and Shakthivel, Dr Dhayalan and Christou, Mr Adamos
Authors: Dahiya, A. S., Christou, A., Neto, J., Zumeit, A., Shakthivel, D., and Dahiya, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Advanced Electronic Materials
ISSN (Online):2199-160X
Published Online:07 April 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Advanced Electronic Materials 8(9): 2200170
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
301728Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R029644/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
301327`Hetero-print: A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturingPeter SkabaraEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R03480X/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering