Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Ultra-thin glass is up and coming

20.04.2016

As one of the leading R&D partners in the development of surface technologies and organic electronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be exhibiting its recent achievements in vacuum coating of ultra-thin glass at SVC TechCon 2016 (Booth 846), taking place in Indianapolis / USA from May 9 – 13.

Fraunhofer FEP is an experienced partner for technological developments, known for testing the limits of new materials and for optimization of those materials with respect to market demands. Currently, researchers are dedicating their efforts to investigations of ultra-thin glass. The focus of recent activities is sheet-to-sheet coatings on large-area ultra-thin glass.


Coated flexible ultra-thin glass

Those activities can be divided into several phases. In the first phase, the researchers work out and adapt standard vacuum processes with regard to a demanding material – ultra-thin glass. The handling requirements and the machine set-up are developed in the next phase:

After all, the glass should be treated through the in-line vacuum process without any damage or breakage. The machine design is also adjusted in order to safely coat large-area ultra-thin glass. The pre-treatment of glass also plays an important role in this process. An optimized pre-treatment enables a reliable processing of ultra-thin glass with superior coating properties.

With its experience and knowledge in the field of ultra-thin glass, Fraunhofer FEP is a leading research partner for sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll processes right through to application of this material in organic electronics.

“We have been collaborating with Corning Incorporated since 2012”, explains Manuela Junghähnel, coordinator of ultra-thin glass development at Fraunhofer FEP. “The results of these activities will be presented in a joint talk at the conference and through exhibits at the SVC TECHCON booth.”

Ultra-thin glass can be used as a substrate as well as for encapsulation in many smart products such as Smartphones, curved displays, OLED light sources and photovoltaics. Especially appealing is to use ultra-thin glass in wearable electronics as well as in intelligent micro-optics and touch-sensors.

Ultra-thin glass offers outstanding possibilities for deposition of transparent, electrically conductive films that are indispensable for numerous applications in high-tech electronics. Moreover, ultra-thin glass has excellent surface properties that considerably exceed the ones of conventional plastic films.

Fraunhofer FEP will be exhibiting its current work on large-area ultra-thin glass during SVC TechCon 2016. Manuela Junghähnel will also be presenting her recent research findings on ultra-thin glass in a tutorial course during the event.

The Fraunhofer FEP at SVC TechCon 2016

Talks

Session Large Area Coatings
»High rate sputter deposition of Al2O3 films for electrical insulation applications on large area substrates«
Thomas Goschurny, D. Glöß, H. Bartzsch, P. Frach, A. Drescher, M. Gittner, P. Poetschick
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 3.00 p.m.

Session Large Area Coatings
»Upscaling of Sheet-to-Sheet Processes for Large Area Coating on Flexible Glass«
Manuela Junghähnel, S. Garner, R. Blüthner, T. Preussner, J. Westphalen
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9.20 a.m.

Session WebTech Roll-to-Roll Coatings for High-End Applications
»Hollow Cathode Activated PECVD for the High-Rate Deposition of Permeation Barrier Films«
Michiel Top, J. Fahlteich, S. Bunk, T. Kühnel, S. Straach, N. Schiller
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9.20 a.m.

Session Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes
»Effect of Deposition Temperature and Chlorine Activation on Microstructure of CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells«
Christoph Metzner, H. Morgner, O. Zywitzki, D. Hirsch, T. Modes
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11.00 a.m.

Technology Forum Breakfast
»Gas / Moisture Permeation Barrier Layers«
John Fahlteich
Friday, May 13, 2016

Poster
»Preparation of a Gradient SiO2 Antireflective Coating by a Co-Sputtering Method Using a Dual Rotatable Magnetron System«
T. Preussner, M. Junghähnel, U. Hartung, T. Kopte

TechCon Education Programm 2016
»Transparent Gas Permeation Barriers on Flexible Substrates«
Tutorial: John Fahlteich, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

»Processing on Flexible Glass – Challenges and Opportunities«
Tutorial: Manuela Junghähnel, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1.00 – 4.30 p.m.

Weitere Informationen:

http://s.fhg.de/aTH

Annett Arnold | Fraunhofer-Institut für Organische Elektronik, Elektronenstrahl- und Plasmatechnik FEP

Further reports about: Coatings Elektronik FEP Flexible Permeation Plasmatechnik SVC coating plastic films

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht AchemAsia 2019 will take place in Shanghai
15.06.2018 | DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

nachricht Insects supply chitin as a raw material for the textile industry
05.06.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: First evidence on the source of extragalactic particles

For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.

To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...

Im Focus: Magnetic vortices: Two independent magnetic skyrmion phases discovered in a single material

For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.

Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...

Im Focus: Breaking the bond: To take part or not?

Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.

A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...

Im Focus: New 2D Spectroscopy Methods

Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....

Im Focus: Chemical reactions in the light of ultrashort X-ray pulses from free-electron lasers

Ultra-short, high-intensity X-ray flashes open the door to the foundations of chemical reactions. Free-electron lasers generate these kinds of pulses, but there is a catch: the pulses vary in duration and energy. An international research team has now presented a solution: Using a ring of 16 detectors and a circularly polarized laser beam, they can determine both factors with attosecond accuracy.

Free-electron lasers (FELs) generate extremely short and intense X-ray flashes. Researchers can use these flashes to resolve structures with diameters on the...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Leading experts in Diabetes, Metabolism and Biomedical Engineering discuss Precision Medicine

13.07.2018 | Event News

Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP: Fine Tuning for Surfaces

12.07.2018 | Event News

11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium 2018: Meeting point for the wood-based materials industry

03.07.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Metal too 'gummy' to cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie or glue stick, science says

19.07.2018 | Materials Sciences

NSF-supported researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events

19.07.2018 | Earth Sciences

Scientists uncover the role of a protein in production & survival of myelin-forming cells

19.07.2018 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>