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Polymers 2017, 9(9), 441; doi:10.3390/polym9090441

Inkjet Etching of Polymers and Its Applications in Organic Electronic Devices

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Department of Organic and Nano System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Department of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
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Received: 25 July 2017 / Revised: 6 September 2017 / Accepted: 7 September 2017 / Published: 11 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Three-Dimensional Structures: Fabrication and Application)
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Abstract

Inkjet printing techniques for the etching of polymers and their application to the fabrication of organic electronic devices are reviewed. A mechanism is proposed for the formation of via holes in polymer layers through inkjet printing with solvent, and recent achievements in the fabrication with inkjet etching of various three-dimensional microstructures (i.e., microwells, microgrooves, hexagonal holes, and concave structures) are discussed. In addition, organic electronic devices are presented that use inkjet-etched subtractive patterns as platforms for the selective depositions of an emissive material, a liquid crystal, an organic conductor, an organic insulator, and an organic semiconductor, and as an optical waveguide. View Full-Text
Keywords: inkjet; etching; organic electronic device; organic transistor; organic semiconductor inkjet; etching; organic electronic device; organic transistor; organic semiconductor
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Lee, W.H.; Park, Y.D. Inkjet Etching of Polymers and Its Applications in Organic Electronic Devices. Polymers 2017, 9, 441.

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