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Laser induced forward transfer of conducting polymers

1Physics Department, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou 15780, Athens, Greece

2Institute of Microelectronics, NCSR Demokritos, Agia Paraksevi 15310, Athens, Greece

© 2010 SEP, Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 345–351, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: 10.2478/s11772-010-0045-4, September 2010

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2010-09-18

Abstract

We report on laser printing of conducting polymers directly from the solid phase. Laser induced forward transfer is employed to deposit P3HT:PCBM films on glass/ITO/PEDOT:PSS substrates. P3HT:PCBM is widely used as the active material in organic solar cells. Polyaniline films, which are also printed by laser induced forward transfer, find many applications in the field of biotechnology. Laser printing parameters are optimized and results are presented. To apply solid-phase laser printing, P3HT:PCBM films are spun cast on quartz substrates, while aniline is in-situ polymerized on quartz substrates.

Keywords: laser printing; polyaniline; organic solar cells

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