skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Methods and apparatus concerning solution shearing a transparent and conductive polymer film

Abstract

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of forming an apparatus using a solution shearing process. An example method includes providing a shearing blade on a portion of a substrate coated with a polymeric conductor material and controlling generation of a transparent and conductive polymer film on the substrate by moving the shearing blade in a direction, to generate shear stress to the polymeric conductor material, and according to shearing deposition parameters.

Inventors:
; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1497725
Patent Number(s):
10,155,876
Application Number:
15/336,357
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005960
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bao, Zhenan, Andrews, Sean C., Worfolk, Brian J., and Mannsfeld, Stefan C.B. Methods and apparatus concerning solution shearing a transparent and conductive polymer film. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Bao, Zhenan, Andrews, Sean C., Worfolk, Brian J., & Mannsfeld, Stefan C.B. Methods and apparatus concerning solution shearing a transparent and conductive polymer film. United States.
Bao, Zhenan, Andrews, Sean C., Worfolk, Brian J., and Mannsfeld, Stefan C.B. Tue . "Methods and apparatus concerning solution shearing a transparent and conductive polymer film". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1497725.
@article{osti_1497725,
title = {Methods and apparatus concerning solution shearing a transparent and conductive polymer film},
author = {Bao, Zhenan and Andrews, Sean C. and Worfolk, Brian J. and Mannsfeld, Stefan C.B.},
abstractNote = {Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of forming an apparatus using a solution shearing process. An example method includes providing a shearing blade on a portion of a substrate coated with a polymeric conductor material and controlling generation of a transparent and conductive polymer film on the substrate by moving the shearing blade in a direction, to generate shear stress to the polymeric conductor material, and according to shearing deposition parameters.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Spray coated high-conductivity PEDOT:PSS transparent electrodes for stretchable and mechanically-robust organic solar cells
journal, March 2013

  • Tait, Jeffrey G.; Worfolk, Brian J.; Maloney, Samuel A.
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 110
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2012.09.005

Highly Conductive and Transparent PEDOT:PSS Films with a Fluorosurfactant for Stretchable and Flexible Transparent Electrodes
journal, November 2011

  • Vosgueritchian, Michael; Lipomi, Darren J.; Bao, Zhenan
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101775

Solution-processed transparent electrodes
journal, October 2011


Emerging Transparent Electrodes Based on Thin Films of Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Metallic Nanostructures
journal, February 2011

  • Hecht, David S.; Hu, Liangbing; Irvin, Glen
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 13, p. 1482-1513
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003188

Real-time resistance, transmission and figure-of-merit analysis for transparent conductors under stretching-mode strain
journal, May 2014


Highly Conductive PEDOT:PSS Electrode with Optimized Solvent and Thermal Post-Treatment for ITO-Free Organic Solar Cells
journal, February 2011

  • Kim, Yong Hyun; Sachse, Christoph; Machala, Michael L.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201002290

Environmental and economic assessment of ITO-free electrodes for organic solar cells
journal, February 2012

  • Emmott, Christopher J. M.; Urbina, Antonio; Nelson, Jenny
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 97
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.09.024

Electronic Properties of Transparent Conductive Films of PEDOT:PSS on Stretchable Substrates
journal, December 2011

  • Lipomi, Darren J.; Lee, Jennifer A.; Vosgueritchian, Michael
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 24, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm203216m

Highly Efficient and Bendable Organic Solar Cells with Solution-Processed Silver Nanowire Electrodes
journal, April 2013

  • Song, Myungkwan; You, Dae Sung; Lim, Kyounga
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 34
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202646

Spray Deposition of Silver Nanowire Electrodes for Semitransparent Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
journal, July 2013

  • Margulis, George Y.; Christoforo, M. Greyson; Lam, David
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300660

The Synthesis and Coating of Long, Thin Copper Nanowires to Make Flexible, Transparent Conducting Films on Plastic Substrates
journal, September 2011


Organic Light-Emitting Diodes on Solution-Processed Graphene Transparent Electrodes
journal, November 2009

  • Wu, Junbo; Agrawal, Mukul; Becerril, Héctor A.
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 4, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn900728d

Evaluation of Solution-Processed Reduced Graphene Oxide Films as Transparent Conductors
journal, February 2008

  • Becerril, Héctor A.; Mao, Jie; Liu, Zunfeng
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 2, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn700375n

Rational Design of Hybrid Graphene Films for High-Performance Transparent Electrodes
journal, July 2011

  • Zhu, Yu; Sun, Zhengzong; Yan, Zheng
  • ACS Nano, Vol. 5, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1021/nn201696g

Transparent, Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films
journal, August 2004


Smooth Nanowire/Polymer Composite Transparent Electrodes
journal, April 2011

  • Gaynor, Whitney; Burkhard, George F.; McGehee, Michael D.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 26
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100566

A transparent electrode based on a metal nanotrough network
journal, May 2013

  • Wu, Hui; Kong, Desheng; Ruan, Zhichao
  • Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2013.84

Highly conductive PEDOT:PSS electrode by simple film treatment with methanol for ITO-free polymer solar cells
journal, January 2012

  • Alemu, Desalegn; Wei, Hung-Yu; Ho, Kuo-Chuan
  • Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 5, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1039/c2ee22595f

Solution-Processed Metallic Conducting Polymer Films as Transparent Electrode of Optoelectronic Devices
journal, April 2012


Highly Conductive and Conformal Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) Thin Films via Oxidative Molecular Layer Deposition
journal, June 2014

  • Atanasov, Sarah E.; Losego, Mark D.; Gong, Bo
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm500825b

Highly Conductive PEDOT:PSS Nanofibrils Induced by Solution-Processed Crystallization
journal, December 2013


Highly Conductive All-Plastic Electrodes Fabricated Using a Novel Chemically Controlled Transfer-Printing Method
journal, February 2015


Morphology control strategies for solution-processed organic semiconductor thin films
journal, January 2014

  • Diao, Ying; Shaw, Leo; Bao, Zhenan
  • Energy Environ. Sci., Vol. 7, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00688G

Tuning charge transport in solution-sheared organic semiconductors using lattice strain
journal, December 2011

  • Giri, Gaurav; Verploegen, Eric; Mannsfeld, Stefan C. B.
  • Nature, Vol. 480, Issue 7378, p. 504-508
  • DOI: 10.1038/nature10683

High‐Performance Organic Thin‐Film Transistors through Solution‐Sheared Deposition of Small‐Molecule Organic Semiconductors
journal, July 2008

  • Becerril, Héctor A.; Roberts, Mark E.; Liu, Zihong
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 20, Issue 13, p. 2588-2594
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.200703120

Solution coating of large-area organic semiconductor thin films with aligned single-crystalline domains
journal, June 2013

  • Diao, Ying; Tee, Benjamin C-K.; Giri, Gaurav
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 12, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat3650

From Convective Assembly to Landau−Levich Deposition of Multilayered Phospholipid Films of Controlled Thickness
journal, March 2009

  • Le Berre, Maël; Chen, Yong; Baigl, Damien
  • Langmuir, Vol. 25, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1021/la803646e

Work Function Control of Interfacial Buffer Layers for Efficient and Air-Stable Inverted Low-Bandgap Organic Photovoltaics
journal, January 2012

  • Worfolk, Brian J.; Hauger, Tate C.; Harris, Kenneth D.
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 2, Issue 3, p. 361-368
  • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100714

Anisotropic Structure and Charge Transport in Highly Strain-Aligned Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
journal, August 2011

  • O'Connor, Brendan; Kline, R. Joseph; Conrad, Brad R.
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201100904

The Crystallization of PEDOT:PSS Polymeric Electrodes Probed In Situ during Printing
journal, April 2015

  • Palumbiny, Claudia M.; Liu, Feng; Russell, Thomas P.
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, Issue 22
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201500315

Crystalline Ultrasmooth Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkylsilanes for Organic Field-Effect Transistors
journal, July 2009

  • Ito, Yutaka; Virkar, Ajay A.; Mannsfeld, Stefan
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131, Issue 26
  • DOI: 10.1021/ja9029957

Thin Film Structure of Triisopropylsilylethynyl-Functionalized Pentacene and Tetraceno[2,3-b]thiophene from Grazing Incidence X-Ray Diffraction
journal, November 2010

  • Mannsfeld, Stefan C. B.; Tang, Ming Lee; Bao, Zhenan
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, Issue 1, p. 127-131
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003135

High-Mobility, Aligned Crystalline Domains of TIPS-Pentacene with Metastable Polymorphs Through Lateral Confinement of Crystal Growth
journal, October 2013

  • Giri, Gaurav; Park, Steve; Vosgueritchian, Michael
  • Advanced Materials, Vol. 26, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302439

Optical anisotropy in thin films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)–poly(4-styrenesulfonate)
journal, December 2002