Featured method of the first year:
CVD Gas and Precursor Delivery for 2D thin film deposition
Featured equipment of the first year:
Woollam RC2 spectroscopic ellipsometer
Featured success of the first year:
Highest resolution display with
pixels approaching 50 nm
"I think everyone is frustrated at having had the technology demonstrated in a lab so long ago and not being able to manufacture it."
Prof. Harish Bhaskaran, WAFT Principal Investigator said when interviewed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
To accelerate the development of wearable and flexible technologies by integrating device components using advanced functional materials along with scalable, cost-effective and reliable manufacturing techniques.
Flexible and Functional Components:
* Flexible Displays
* Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
* Organic Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting
Design for Manufacturing
Scale-up via Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
1. To develop scalable roll-to-roll technologies suitable for cost-effective deposition of functional phase-change, photovoltaic, organic sensor and thermoelectric materials.
2. To minimize waste in the deposition of thin-films in case of expensive or environmentally sensitive elements used in functional materials.
3. To develop new approaches for effective in-situ monitoring of key film parameters, in particular film thickness, to guarantee designed-for functional material properties at the manufacturing stage.
Featured method of the second year:
Modelling to optimise devices
Featured equipment of the second year:
Probe station to measure both electrical and optical characteristics of devices
Featured success of the second year:
Interdigitated electrode gas sensor
May 2015 - April 2020