Presentation Title

Cost effective spin and dip coaters

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

HUB 302-#126

Type of Presentation

Poster

Abstract

Organic Thin film semiconductors have been a serious topic of research for the field of electronics. In order to study and characterize these nano particles, they first need to be processed into thin films or organic thin film transistors (OTFTS). There are two different types of instruments on the market that are able to make these films, first is a spin coater and the second is a dip coater. These machines can cost thousands of dollars, limiting the scope of teams researching these OTFTS. Our goal is to design and build fully functioning versions of both these machines for fractions of the price. By using Auto CAD, a 3-D printer and other resources at California State University-Channel Islands we intend to share these designs with everyone so any chemistry department can use our design. Thus, making the research of this budding technology accessible for lower budget laboratories, in hoping to further this field of research and make major advancements to organic semiconductors.

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Cost effective spin and dip coaters

HUB 302-#126

Organic Thin film semiconductors have been a serious topic of research for the field of electronics. In order to study and characterize these nano particles, they first need to be processed into thin films or organic thin film transistors (OTFTS). There are two different types of instruments on the market that are able to make these films, first is a spin coater and the second is a dip coater. These machines can cost thousands of dollars, limiting the scope of teams researching these OTFTS. Our goal is to design and build fully functioning versions of both these machines for fractions of the price. By using Auto CAD, a 3-D printer and other resources at California State University-Channel Islands we intend to share these designs with everyone so any chemistry department can use our design. Thus, making the research of this budding technology accessible for lower budget laboratories, in hoping to further this field of research and make major advancements to organic semiconductors.