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Surface morphology of polyimide thin film dip-coated on polyester filament for dielectric layer in fibrous organic field effect transistor

Lina Rambausek (UGent) , Els Bruneel (UGent) , Isabel Van Driessche (UGent) and Lieva Van Langenhove (UGent)
(2014) AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL. 14(3). p.152-160
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The idea of wearable electronics automatically leads to the concept of integrating electronic functions on textile substrates. Since this substrate type implies certain challenges in comparison with their rigid electronic companions, it is of utmost importance to investigate the application of materials for generating the electronic functions on the textile substrate. Only when interaction of materials and textile substrate is fully understood, the electronic function can be generated on the textile without changing the textile's properties, being flexible or stretchable. This research deals with the optimization of the dielectric layer in a fibrous organic field effect transistor (OFET). A transistor can act as an electrical switch in a circuit. In this work, the polyimide layer was dip-coated on a copper-coated polyester filament. After thoroughly investigating the process conditions, best results with minimal thickness and roughness at full insulation could be achieved at a dip-coating speed of 50 mm/min. The polyimide solution was optimal at 15w% and the choice for the solvent NMP was made. In this paper, details on the pre-treatment methods, choice of solvent and dip-coating speed and their effect on layer morphology and thickness, electrical properties and roughness are reported. Results show that the use of polyimide as a dielectric layer in the architecture of a fibrous OFET is promising. Further research deals with the application of the semiconductor layer within the mentioned architecture, to finally build an OFET on a filament for application in smart textiles.
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PARYLENE-C, BEHAVIOR, organic field effect transistor, dip-coating, filament, Polyimide, SOLVENT, dielectric

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Rambausek, Lina, Els Bruneel, Isabel Van Driessche, and Lieva Van Langenhove. 2014. “Surface Morphology of Polyimide Thin Film Dip-coated on Polyester Filament for Dielectric Layer in Fibrous Organic Field Effect Transistor.” Autex Research Journal 14 (3): 152–160.
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Rambausek, L., Bruneel, E., Van Driessche, I., & Van Langenhove, L. (2014). Surface morphology of polyimide thin film dip-coated on polyester filament for dielectric layer in fibrous organic field effect transistor. AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL, 14(3), 152–160.
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Rambausek L, Bruneel E, Van Driessche I, Van Langenhove L. Surface morphology of polyimide thin film dip-coated on polyester filament for dielectric layer in fibrous organic field effect transistor. AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL. 2014;14(3):152–60.
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Rambausek, Lina, Els Bruneel, Isabel Van Driessche, et al. “Surface Morphology of Polyimide Thin Film Dip-coated on Polyester Filament for Dielectric Layer in Fibrous Organic Field Effect Transistor.” AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL 14.3 (2014): 152–160. Print.
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  abstract     = {The idea of wearable electronics automatically leads to the concept of integrating electronic functions on textile substrates. Since this substrate type implies certain challenges in comparison with their rigid electronic companions, it is of utmost importance to investigate the application of materials for generating the electronic functions on the textile substrate. Only when interaction of materials and textile substrate is fully understood, the electronic function can be generated on the textile without changing the textile's properties, being flexible or stretchable. This research deals with the optimization of the dielectric layer in a fibrous organic field effect transistor (OFET). A transistor can act as an electrical switch in a circuit. In this work, the polyimide layer was dip-coated on a copper-coated polyester filament. After thoroughly investigating the process conditions, best results with minimal thickness and roughness at full insulation could be achieved at a dip-coating speed of 50 mm/min. The polyimide solution was optimal at 15w\% and the choice for the solvent NMP was made. In this paper, details on the pre-treatment methods, choice of solvent and dip-coating speed and their effect on layer morphology and thickness, electrical properties and roughness are reported. Results show that the use of polyimide as a dielectric layer in the architecture of a fibrous OFET is promising. Further research deals with the application of the semiconductor layer within the mentioned architecture, to finally build an OFET on a filament for application in smart textiles.},
  author       = {Rambausek, Lina and Bruneel, Els and Van Driessche, Isabel and Van Langenhove, Lieva},
  issn         = {1470-9589},
  journal      = {AUTEX RESEARCH JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {PARYLENE-C,BEHAVIOR,organic field effect transistor,dip-coating,filament,Polyimide,SOLVENT,dielectric},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {152--160},
  title        = {Surface morphology of polyimide thin film dip-coated on polyester filament for dielectric layer in fibrous organic field effect transistor},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/aut-2014-0012},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2014},
}

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