Inkjet-Based Micromanufacturing

Inkjet-Based Micromanufacturing

Editor(s): Jan G. Korvink, Patrick J. Smith, Dong-Youn Shin

Published Online: 23 MAY 2012

Print ISBN: 9783527319046

Online ISBN: 9783527647101

DOI: 10.1002/9783527647101

About this Book

Inkjet-based Micromanufacturing Inkjet technology goes way beyond putting ink on paper: it enables simpler, faster and more reliable manufacturing processes in the fields of micro- and nanotechnology. Modern inkjet heads are per se precision instruments that deposit droplets of fluids on a variety of surfaces in programmable, repeating patterns, allowing, after suitable modifications and adaptations, the manufacturing of devices such as thin-film transistors, polymer-based displays and photovoltaic elements. Moreover, inkjet technology facilitates the large-scale production of flexible RFID transponders needed, eg, for automated logistics and miniaturized sensors for applications in health surveillance. The book gives an introduction to inkjet-based micromanufacturing, followed by an overview of the underlying theories and models, which provides the basis for a full understanding and a successful usage of inkjet-based methods in current microsystems research and development

Overview of Inkjet-based Micromanufacturing:
Thermal Inkjet
Theory and Modeling
Post-Printing Processes for Inorganic Inks for Plastic Electronics
Inkjet Ink Formulations
Inkjet Fabrication of Printed Circuit Boards
Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification Tags
Inkjet Printing for MEMS

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 6

      Patterning (pages 87–96)

      Dr. Patrick J. Smith and Jonathan Stringer

    3. Chapter 17

      Photovoltaics (pages 279–294)

      Heather A. S. Platt and Maikel F. A. M. van Hest

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