Flexible Transition Metal Oxide Electronics and Imprint Lithography

  • Warren B. Jackson
Part of the Electronic Materials: Science & Technology book series (EMST, volume 11)


The previous chapters have discussed inorganic low-deposition temperature materials suitable for flexible applications, such as amorphous and nano-crystalline-silicon (Si) and organic conductors. This chapter presents the results of a recently developed inorganic low-temperature materials system, transition metal oxides (TMOs), that appears to be a very promising, new high-performance flexible electronic materials system. An equally, if not more, important part of this chapter, is the presentation of self-aligned imprint lithography (SAIL) a new fabrication method for flexible substrates that solves the layer-to-layer alignment problem.

The new materialssystem is TMO based consisting of one or more transition metals and oxygen. Some of the more common examples include zinc oxide, zinc tin oxide (ZTO), indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) and zinc indium oxide (ZIO). These low-temperature amorphous materials can form the active material for transistors with a performance...


Imprint Polymer Plasma Enhance Chemical Vapor Deposition Flexible Substrate Shadow Mask Rigid Substrate 
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I would like to thank G. Herman and R. Hoffman introducing me to the field of transition metal oxide transistors and for making various samples, and C. Taussig, P. Mei, and C. Perlov for many consultations and support during this work.


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  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesPalo AltoUSA

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