Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Nanostructured Materials and Devices Chapter 5

Functional Plastic Liquid Crystal Displays from II-VI Semiconductor Nanocomposite Thin Film Transistors on Polymers

Authors: F. MacNab, P. Frechette, B. Fong, T. Li, I. Shih and M.P. Andrews

Affilation: McGill University and Silk Displays Inc, Canada

Pages: 301 - 304

Keywords: plastic displays, nanoparticle TFT, semiconductor

This talk describes how II-VI semiconductors can be deposited from solution to create all-inorganic TFTs on plastic. We discuss semiconductor film growth mechanisms that arise from competition among nanoparticle formation, particle-particle accretion in solution and ion deposition at interfaces. All of these affect the quality of the TFT. By judicious control of deposition parameters, and regulation of polymer thermo-mechanics, arrays of TFTs can be deposited on plastic substrates. We demonstrate a novel combination of inorganic semiconductor TFT, plastic substrate and switching architecture that results switchable color pixels from combinations of conventional LEDs and liquid crystal.

ISBN: 1-4200-6182-8
Pages: 726
Hardcopy: $139.95

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