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Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography

Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography
Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography
Large-area manufacturing of flexible nanoscale electronics has long been sought by the printed electronics industry. However, the lack of a robust, reliable, high throughput and low-cost technique that is capable of delivering high-performance functional devices has hitherto hindered commercial exploitation. Herein we report on the extensive range of capabilities presented by adhesion lithography (a-Lith), an innovative patterning technique for the fabrication of coplanar nanogap electrodes with arbitrarily large aspect ratio. We use this technique to fabricate a plethora of nanoscale electronic devices based on symmetric and asymmetric coplanar electrodes separated by a nanogap < 15 nm. We show that functional devices including self-aligned-gate transistors, radio frequency diodes and rectifying circuits, multi-colour organic light-emitting nanodiodes and multilevel non-volatile memory devices, can be fabricated in a facile manner with minimum process complexity on a range of substrates. The compatibility of the formed nanogap electrodes with a wide range of solution processable semiconductors and substrate materials renders a-Lith highly attractive for the manufacturing of large-area nanoscale opto/electronics on arbitrary size and shape substrates.
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Semple, James, Georgiadou, Dimitra G., Wyatt-moon, Gwenhivir, Yoon, Minho, Seitkhan, Akmaral, Yengel, Emre, Rossbauer, Stephan, Bottacchi, Francesca, Mclachlan, Martyn A., Bradley, Donal D. C. and Anthopoulos, Thomas D. (2018) Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography. n p j Flexible Electronics, 2 (1), 1-10, [18]. (doi:10.1038/s41528-018-0031-3).

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Abstract

Large-area manufacturing of flexible nanoscale electronics has long been sought by the printed electronics industry. However, the lack of a robust, reliable, high throughput and low-cost technique that is capable of delivering high-performance functional devices has hitherto hindered commercial exploitation. Herein we report on the extensive range of capabilities presented by adhesion lithography (a-Lith), an innovative patterning technique for the fabrication of coplanar nanogap electrodes with arbitrarily large aspect ratio. We use this technique to fabricate a plethora of nanoscale electronic devices based on symmetric and asymmetric coplanar electrodes separated by a nanogap < 15 nm. We show that functional devices including self-aligned-gate transistors, radio frequency diodes and rectifying circuits, multi-colour organic light-emitting nanodiodes and multilevel non-volatile memory devices, can be fabricated in a facile manner with minimum process complexity on a range of substrates. The compatibility of the formed nanogap electrodes with a wide range of solution processable semiconductors and substrate materials renders a-Lith highly attractive for the manufacturing of large-area nanoscale opto/electronics on arbitrary size and shape substrates.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 April 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 June 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 439822
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439822
PURE UUID: ffd7afce-fc81-4d0c-971d-74518a5e0511
ORCID for Dimitra G. Georgiadou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2620-3346

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Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:27

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Author: James Semple
Author: Gwenhivir Wyatt-moon
Author: Minho Yoon
Author: Akmaral Seitkhan
Author: Emre Yengel
Author: Stephan Rossbauer
Author: Francesca Bottacchi
Author: Martyn A. Mclachlan
Author: Donal D. C. Bradley
Author: Thomas D. Anthopoulos

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