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e-LIFT

Project ID: 247868
Funded under

Laser printing of organic/inorganic material for the fabrication of electronic devices

From 2010-01-01 to 2012-12-31, closed project | e-LIFT Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 163 312

EU contribution:

EUR 2 995 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The main purpose of this project is the development of the Laser-Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) process that permits the deposition of a wide variety of materials, with high spatial resolution (a few micrometers) for the manufacturing of electronic devices. It has been successfully applied so far in laboratory-scale trials for the deposition of organic and inorganic compounds, polymers and biomaterials on various substrates and the realisation of devices such as OLEDs or TFTs. This process will address the same market as inkjet printing, but it should be significantly faster, does not require any post-annealing, allows for the deposition of multilayer structures without any risk of undesirable material mixing and can enable printing of a wide range of materials and phases. The ability of printing such a diverse range of materials with a unique process opens up new perspectives for increasing the performances of devices. The aim of the present project is to integrate the expertise in laser physics, chemistry and microelectronics from academics, integrators and product manufacturers from industry in order to validate this technology, define its capabilities and its limits, and finally to ensure its successful transfer towards real-world applications in manufacturing.- Our first objective is to optimize the LIFT process for representative materials and substrates (flexible and rigid) in order to solve the potential technological blocking points and to determine the process windows.- The second objective is to validate the LIFT process. Some specific applications will be addressed and that will lead to the realisation and characterisation of components like TFTs, OLEDs, sensors, energy harvesters, and the laser printing of the most promising of these composites onto RFID tags. This scientific effort will pave the way to the definition of the laser printing prototype together with reliability and productivity considerations.

Objective

BackgroungThe main purpose of this project is the development of the Laser-Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) process that permits the deposition of a wide variety of materials, with high spatial resolution (a few micrometers) for the manufacturing of electronic devices. It has been successfully applied so far in laboratory-scale trials for the deposition of organic and inorganic compounds, polymers and biomaterials on various substrates and the realisation of devices such as OLEDs or TFTs.BreakthroughThis process will address the same market as inkjet printing, but it should be significantly faster, doesn't require any post-annealing, allows for the deposition of multilayer structures without any risk of undesirable material mixing and can enable printing of a wide range of materials and phases. The ability of printing such a diverse range of materials with a unique process opens up new perspectives for increasing the performances of devices.ObjectivesThe aim of the present project is to integrate the expertise in laser physics, chemistry and microelectronics from academics, integrators and product manufacturers from industry in order to validate this technology, define its capabilities and its limits, and finally to ensure its successful transfer towards real-world applications in manufacturing.- Our first objective is to optimize the LIFT process for representative materials and substrates (flexible and rigid) in order to solve the potential technological blocking points and to determine the process windows.- The second objective is to validate the LIFT process. Some specific applications will be addressed and that will lead to the realisation and characterisation of components like TFTs, OLEDs, sensors, energy harvesters, and the laser printing of the most promising of these composites onto RFID tags.This scientific effort will pave the way to the definition of the laser printing prototype together with reliability and productivity considerations.

Related information

Documents and Publications

Coordinator contact

Béatrice SAINT-CRICQ, (REsponsable du Service Partenariat et Valorisation)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 368 412


Chemin Joseph Aiguier 31
-13402/20 Marseille
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Béatrice SAINT-CRICQ
Tel.: +33(0)4 91 16 40 08
Fax: +33(0)4 91 77 93 04
E-mail

Participants

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 409 770


Villigen
5232 VILLIGEN PSI
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Thomas Lippert
Tel.: +41-56-3104076
Fax: 0041-56-310-2199
E-mail
MICROSENS S.A.
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 236 500


RUE JAQUET-DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alain Grisel
Tel.: +41-327205161
Fax: +41 32 720 57 44
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 214 600


Ueberlandstrasse
8600 DUEBENDORF
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Matthias Nagel
Tel.: +41-44-8234770
Fax: +41-44-8234012
E-mail
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 236 458


GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES
08007 BARCELONA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Pere Serra
Tel.: +34-9-34039216
Fax: +34-9-34039219
E-mail
TAGSYS SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 35 280


CHEMIN DE SAINT LAMBERT
13821 LA PENNE SUR HUVEAUNE
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Christophe Loussert
Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 27 57 15
Fax: +33 (0)4 91 27 57 01
E-mail
ACXYS TECHNOLOGIES
France

EU contribution: EUR 90 100


Rue des vingt toises
38950 SAINT MARTIN LE VINOUX
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Thierry Sindzingre
Tel.: +33-4-76756079
Fax: 0033(0)476759275
E-mail
TOPLINK INNOVATION
France

EU contribution: EUR 86 496


Allée de Paris
83500 La Seyne sur Mer
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alexandre Lorenzi
Tel.: +33(0)494107257
Fax: +33(0)494636199
E-mail
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS - ARMINES
France

EU contribution: EUR 130 082


Boulevard Saint-Michel
75272 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Florence Thépenier
Tel.: 0033140519385
Fax: 0033146342305
E-mail
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 253 000


Heroon Polytechneiou
15780 ATHENS
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ioanna Zergioti
Tel.: +30-2-107723345
Fax: +302107723338
E-mail
BIOSENSOR S.R.L.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 155 650


VIA DEGLI OLMETTI
00060 FORMELLO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Giovanni Basile
Tel.: +39-06-9075116
Fax: +39-0774-634039
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 179 500


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
00185 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Enrico Verona
Tel.: +39-6-49934481
Fax: +390645488061
E-mail
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania

EU contribution: EUR 191 850


Atomistilor
077125 Magurele / Ilfov
Romania
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Maria Dinescu
Tel.: +40-2-14574414
Fax: 004021 457 42 43
E-mail
LASER MICROMACHINING LIMITED*LML
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 97 300


CAPITAL COURT 42 FFORDD WILLIAM
LL17 0JG ST ASAPH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Nadeem Rizvi
Tel.: +44-17-45535165
Fax: +44-17-45535101
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 276 594


Highfield
SO17 1BJ SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Yan Qiao
Tel.: +44-23-80593907
Fax: +44 23 80592195
E-mail
FUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 0


CALLE BALDIRI I REIXAC
08028 BARCELONA
Spain
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Xavier Gutierrez
Tel.: +34934035385
Fax: +34934035400
E-mail
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE SAINT-ETIENNE
France

EU contribution: EUR 33 408


COURS FAURIEL
42023 SAINT ETIENNE CEDEX
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Florence Thépenier
Tel.: 0033 1 40 51 93 85
Fax: 0033 1 40 51 00 94
E-mail
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


Boulevard Charles Livon
13284 Marseille
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: CELINE DAMON
Tel.: +33491319797
Fax: +33491317177
E-mail
Record Number: 93549 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01