The New Age of Organic Electronics

The New Age of Organic Electronics

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Tuesday, April 09, 2019

As soon as the electrically conducting polymers and plastics were found, organic electronics also got a lot of propulsion in the technological field. Displays of organic light emitting diodes already made a storming entry in the market and have found their applications largely in televisions and cell phones; they are also capable of producing more explicit images than LED displays.

Organic electronics expand the accessibility and functionality of electronics, which is even hard to achieve by silicon-based electronics. They are more eco-friendly than today’s electronics, contributing toward a more sustainable electronics world. Also, organic electronic devices are manufactured using energy-efficient and resource-friendly procedure which strengthens the sustainability of the electronic world.

While organic electronics demonstrate a lot of guarantees, as far as effectiveness, creation, and generation, despite everything, they need to rival other inorganic strategies of generating electricity. Like different materials, polymers and plastics don't conduct.

The researchers from the Sweden’s University of Technology were successful in finding a new approach that helps double the organic electronics efficiency. This will benefit plastic solar cells, organic light emitting displays, and bioelectronics.

The most crucial task in this process is double doping polymers. Majority of today’s electronics depend on the inorganic semiconductors such as silicon and the doping process helps to enhance material conductivity. Even doping is necessary for organic electronics.

To improve the efficiency of organic semiconductors, the researchers found a way to add two electrons to every dopant molecule to enhance organic semiconductors efficiency and effectively double doping the semiconductor and this makes it twice as effective.

FlexEnable is a UK-based technological company, which manufactures the flexible displays and sensors that are based on organic electronics technology. The applications of the company are found in many areas such as mobile devices, automotive industries, healthcare, and biometrics.

Many organic electronic structures can be assembled on flexible substrates with the help of present printing technologies. However, the manufacturing of 3D organic electronic structures with the same accuracy that can be achieved with 2D printing technology remains a major challenge for the reliable production of organic electronic equipment with high performance.

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