In order to achieve the tight bend radius, the multiple interfaces present in the device stack were optimised to allow good adhesion under the strains experienced in the bending test. Using patterned OSC layers and additional passivation layer processing, display pixel size OTFT s were fabricated and these were repeatedly bent (up to 10,000 times) to a radius of 1 mm, which equates to a strain of 2.5%. Minimal change in the turn on voltage and on current were observed for the elongated cycle test.
This demonstration of bend resistance in high performance OTFT devices is part of ongoing work to integrate these materials into active matrix backplanes for AMOLED. It is expected that within 2014 the first plastic based display demonstrators will be completed using OTFT in project ROBOLED, which has received funding through the Technology Strategy Board.
A paper describing the bend testing and device processing work was delivered at the recent
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