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Symposium WW: Roll-to-Roll Processing of Electronics and Advanced Functionalities

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Roll-to-Roll Processing of Electronics and Advanced Functionalities

This symposium reflects the increasing interest in roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies comprising additive (printing, coating, ALD, PVD, and CVD), transformational (curing and annealing), and subtractive (laser, molding, embossing, and dry-phase) manufacturing as an industrial way to fabricate devices with electronic or other advanced functionalities, e.g., circuits, memories, sensors, photovoltaic cells, energy storage devices, displays, and lighting. Abstracts on sheet-based or wafer-based manu-facturing lines with a high degree of integration are also encouraged. The symposium is designed as a truly interdisciplinary podium for materials scientists as well as mechanical and electrical engineers to share the latest developments on the topic and to discuss novel process workflows and devices. There will be a special focus on hybrid manufacturing technologies, i.e., process designs that combine several techniques into one line, including in-line reliability and quality control. An important part of the syllabus is devoted to the properties of the involved materials such as the mechanical stress tolerance of substrates, or deposited layers, or the fluid-dynamical properties of inks. The properties of the involved materials have to be compatible with the relatively fast individual manufacturing steps, resulting in challenges for the characterization techniques as well. Further, mechanical stress affects the achievable horizontal (structure resolution) and vertical (layer thickness) registration and is decisive for a successful manufacturing of multilayer devices. The symposium will consist of oral and poster sessions.

Abstracts relating to (but not limited to) the following topics are encouraged:

  • Roll-to-roll (R2R) and hybrid manufacturing concepts
  • Integrated concepts for sheet-based and wafer-based micro/nanofabrication
  • Requirements for solution processing of nanomaterials
  • Electronic and advanced functional devices including systems integration
  • In-line characterization, reliability, and quality control
  • Physical and chemical materials properties (substrates and inks)

Manufacturing techniques

  • Conventional and digital printing, coating, and other solution processing
  • High-throughput CVD, PVD, and ALD
  • Molding, embossing, lithography, and laser processing
  • Nanomanufacturing (e.g., NIL)

Application areas

  • Printed electronic circuits and memories, and printed RFID applications
  • Sensors, including biomedical implantable electronics for health monitoring
  • Organic and inorganic solution-based photovoltaics
  • Displays and lighting, and energy storage and supply (batteries/fuel cells)

A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned. Further information will be included in the MRS Program that will be available online in September.

Deadline: June 19, 2012