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

Inkjet Etching of Polymers and Its Applications in Organic Electronic Devices

Department of Organic and Nano System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
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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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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