, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 345-351
Date: 04 Sep 2010

Laser induced forward transfer of conducting polymers

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We report on laser printing of conducting polymers directly from the solid phase. Laser induced forward transfer is employed to deposit P3HT:PCBM films on glass/ITO/PEDOT:PSS substrates. P3HT:PCBM is widely used as the active material in organic solar cells. Polyaniline films, which are also printed by laser induced forward transfer, find many applications in the field of biotechnology. Laser printing parameters are optimized and results are presented. To apply solid-phase laser printing, P3HT:PCBM films are spun cast on quartz substrates, while aniline is in-situ polymerized on quartz substrates.

An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11772-010-0076-x