New Paper – Three-dimensional direct laser written graphitic electrical contacts to randomly distributed components

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A paper by Dr Bryce Dorin has been published in Applied Physics A, where our recently developed direct-laser-writing technique was put to use contacting randomly distributed and encapsulated components.

In this work, Bryce distributed and encapsulated commercial microLEDs in a polyimide/epoxy system, and used direct laser writing to convert the insulating polyimide to conducting graphitic material. He demonstrated high quality connections, allowing for arbitrary quasi-3D wiring within an insulating package.

Citation : Dorin, B., Parkinson, P. & Scully, P. Appl. Phys. A (2018) 124: 340. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-017-1505-1

New Publication – Direct laser write process for 3D conductive carbon circuits in polyimide

Bryce Dorin has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C, on Direct laser write process for 3D conductive carbon circuits in polyimide.

Picture1Using a femtosecond direct-laser-writing technique, Bryce demonstrated 3D writing of conductive pathways in polyimide, a stable insulating material. Through optical and processing optimization, he was able to contact a single Ag nanowire embedded within a solid (at a polyimide/Epoxy interface), providing the possibility for electrical contacting of single nano-objects embedded with a protective solid.

He is now developing this technique to make contact to randomly dispersed active electronic devices.