Aneeve is the first to demonstrated high throughput CNT patterning on plastic towards roll-to-roll CNT patterning for large scale TFT display applications. This was achieved with room tempeature and non-vacuum processing methods. This demonstration couples with Aneeve’s recent demonstration of printing fully transparent TFT devices . To the best of our knowledge, such a technological breakthrough is the first to be reported and adds viability to the CNT approach and pathway to high-throughput, room temperature, benchtop transparent display manufacture.
Aneeve is the first to demonstrated a “fully” printed ink-jet CNT transistor “transparent” technology platform towards transparent display applications.
The transparent display market is expected to grow exponentially from US$0.9 billion in 2015 to US$87 billion in 2025. Applications include google goggles, windows for buildings/vehicles/aircraft and consumer products.
Aneeve has been successful in innovating its “base” TFT technology to possess fully transparent TFT properties enabled by printing “all-CNT” transistors that posses both high transparency and high electronic performance. These unique transistors employ the superior electronic performance of semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs), going beyond materials such as amorphous silicon and metal oxide semiconductors. These devices employ “all-CNT” materials. To the best of our knowledge, such a technological breakthrough is the first to be reported and adds viability to the CNT approach and pathway to transparent displays as was intended to do so via the Phase I NSF SBIR. Our team has demonstrated this capability on both silicon and glass substrates together with top-gated device topologies.
- Fully printed “all-CNT” top-gated TFT.
- No vacuum equipment used.
- Transparent and high electronic performance.