Printed organic transistors for low-cost RFID applications

V. Subramanian*, J. M.J. Frechet, P. C. Chang, A. De La Fuente Vornbrock, D. C. Huang, J. B. Lee, B. A. Mattis, S. Molesa, A. R. Murphy, D. R. Redinger, S. K. Volkman

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Printed electronics is attractive as a pathway towards the realization of ultra-low-cost RFID tags for replacement of conventional optical barcodes. While this application has received tremendous attention in recent years, it also represents one of the most challenging applications for organic transistors, based on both the performance requirements and the process complexity and cost implications. Here, we report on our progress in developing materials and processes for the realization of printed transistors for low-cost RFID applications. Using inkjet printing of novel conductors, dielectrics, and organic semiconductors, we have realized printed transistors with mobilities >0.1cm 2/V-s, which is approaching the requirements of certain RFID applications. We review the performance of these devices, and discuss optimization strategies for achieving the ultimate performance goals requisite for realizing printed RFID.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number594013
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOrganic Field-Effect Transistors IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 2 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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