Imperial College London


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BibTex format

author = {Semple, J and Georgiadou, DG and Wyatt-Moon, G and Yoon, M and Seitkhan, A and Yengel, E and Rossbauer, S and Bottacchi, F and McLachlan, MA and Bradley, DDC and Anthopoulos, TD},
doi = {10.1038/s41528-018-0031-3},
journal = {npj Flexible Electronics},
title = {Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography},
url = {},
volume = {2},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - 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.
AU - Semple,J
AU - Georgiadou,DG
AU - Wyatt-Moon,G
AU - Yoon,M
AU - Seitkhan,A
AU - Yengel,E
AU - Rossbauer,S
AU - Bottacchi,F
AU - McLachlan,MA
AU - Bradley,DDC
AU - Anthopoulos,TD
DO - 10.1038/s41528-018-0031-3
PY - 2018///
SN - 2397-4621
TI - Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography
T2 - npj Flexible Electronics
UR -
UR -
VL - 2
ER -