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
Bryce has passed his PhD viva with just minor changes. Congratulations to Bryce on his work!
Congratulations to Bryce on submission of his PhD thesis!
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.
Using 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.
Patrick has joined the supervision panel for Bryce Dorin, a Presidents Doctoral Scholarship-funded second year PhD candidate primarily supervised by Patricia Scully in the School of Chemical Engineering. Bryce is working on developing both the tools and the materials for laser written metallic nanowires in an insulating matrix.