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e-LIFT

Project reference: 247868
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Laser printing of organic/inorganic material for the fabrication of electronic devices [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 163 312

EU contribution:

EUR 2 995 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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

Backgroung\nThe 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.\nBreakthrough\nThis 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.\nObjectives\nThe 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.\n- 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.\n- 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.\nThis scientific effort will pave the way to the definition of the laser printing prototype together with reliability and productivity considerations.

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Documents and Publications

Open Access

Coordinator contact

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

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Chemin Joseph Aiguier 31
Marseille, France
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
Villigen
VILLIGEN PSI, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Thomas Lippert
Tel.: +41-56-3104076
Fax: 0041-56-310-2199
E-mail
MICROSENS S.A.
Switzerland
RUE JAQUET-DROZ 1
NEUCHATEL, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Alain Grisel
Tel.: +41-327205161
Fax: +41 32 720 57 44
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Ueberlandstrasse
DUEBENDORF, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Matthias Nagel
Tel.: +41-44-8234770
Fax: +41-44-8234012
E-mail
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES
BARCELONA, Spain
Administrative contact: Pere Serra
Tel.: +34-9-34039216
Fax: +34-9-34039219
E-mail
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS - ARMINES
France
Boulevard Saint-Michel
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Florence Thépenier
Tel.: 0033140519385
Fax: 0033146342305
E-mail
ACXYS TECHNOLOGIES
France
Rue des vingt toises
SAINT MARTIN LE VINOUX, France
Administrative contact: Thierry Sindzingre
Tel.: +33-4-76756079
Fax: 0033(0)476759275
E-mail
TAGSYS SAS
France
CHEMIN DE SAINT LAMBERT
LA PENNE SUR HUVEAUNE, France
Administrative contact: Christophe Loussert
Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 27 57 15
Fax: +33 (0)4 91 27 57 01
E-mail
TOPLINK INNOVATION
France
Allée de Paris
La Seyne sur Mer, France
Administrative contact: Alexandre Lorenzi
Tel.: +33(0)494107257
Fax: +33(0)494636199
E-mail
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
Heroon Polytechneiou
ATHENS, Greece
Administrative contact: Ioanna Zergioti
Tel.: +30-2-107723345
Fax: +302107723338
E-mail
BIOSENSOR S.R.L.
Italy
VIA DEGLI OLMETTI
FORMELLO, Italy
Administrative contact: Giovanni Basile
Tel.: +39-06-9075116
Fax: +39-0774-634039
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Enrico Verona
Tel.: +39-6-49934481
Fax: +390645488061
E-mail
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI
Romania
Atomistilor
Magurele / Ilfov, Romania
Administrative contact: Maria Dinescu
Tel.: +40-2-14574414
Fax: 004021 457 42 43
E-mail
LASER MICROMACHINING LIMITED*LML
United Kingdom
CAPITAL COURT 42 FFORDD WILLIAM
ST ASAPH, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Nadeem Rizvi
Tel.: +44-17-45535165
Fax: +44-17-45535101
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Highfield
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Yan Qiao
Tel.: +44-23-80593907
Fax: +44 23 80592195
E-mail
FUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA
Spain
CALLE BALDIRI I REIXAC
BARCELONA, Spain
Administrative contact: Xavier Gutierrez
Tel.: +34934035385
Fax: +34934035400
E-mail
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
Boulevard Charles Livon
Marseille, France
Administrative contact: CELINE DAMON
Tel.: +33491319797
Fax: +33491317177
E-mail
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE SAINT-ETIENNE
France
COURS FAURIEL
SAINT ETIENNE CEDEX, France
Administrative contact: Florence Thépenier
Tel.: 0033 1 40 51 93 85
Fax: 0033 1 40 51 00 94
E-mail
Record Number: 93549 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09