From semiconductor flakes to assemblies of 3D-printed networks
Some innovations have a mild impact on a few sectors and others revolutionise the way the world works, changing global economies and everyday life for millions. Additive manufacturing and field-effect transistors (FETs) are both in the latter category. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the MOVE project is focusing its efforts on optimising the integration of these two. Electronic inks made from semiconducting two-dimensional flakes have shown great promise for improving the characteristics of printed FETs. MOVE is working on the precise ink formulations and ensuring that the FETs can be assembled into printed multi-component functional networks.