Printing of Nano and Microscale Electronics and Sensors on Flexible and Rigid Substrates

Ahmed Busnaina
Northeastern University, Massachusetts, United States

Keywords: Printed sensors, electronics, nanotechnology, advanced materials

A new printing technology for printing of nano and microlectronics and Sensors on Flexible or Rigid Substrates has been developed. The new technology is capable of printing feature a 1000 times smaller (about 20 nanometers) than inkjet. This printing technology can print inorganic or organic conductors, semiconductors (including III-V and II-VI), and dielectrics. The technology uses minimum energy and water compared to conventional electronics nanofabrication. The technology is capable of printing 1000 times faster than inkjet, 1000 times smaller patterns and costs 10-100 times less than conventional fabrication. This presentation will show the applications of this technology in printing electronics and sensor applications. The technology is used to print a biosensor platform for real-time pathogen monitoring and for wearable sensors to monitor physiologic state. These printed flexible sensors were printed for wearable sensors that could be used as an electronic skin or for physiological monitoring as well as environmental monitoring. The presentation will also show the second-generation fully automated robotic printer that will include built in inspection and annealing modules in addition to a registration and alignment module.