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Large-area electronics based on amorphous silicon

  • Karl Kempter
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Part of the Advances in Solid State Physics book series (ASSP, volume 27)

Abstract

Large-area electronics is mainly concerned with the development of input/output devices such as xerographic drums, page-width image sensors, and addressing circuits for LCD panels and printer heads. The introduction of amorphous hydrogenated silicon (a-Si:H) as a large-area thin-film semiconductor with low-cost fabrication capability has given a new impetus to this field. While the excellent photoconductivity of a-Si:H was initially exploited (solar cells, xerography), the development of thin-film transistors and their application for addressing circuits has now assumed the key role. Examples of 22.8 cm large electronic devices are shown and their technological and design implications discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Kempter
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  1. 1.Corporate Research and DevelopmentSiemens A.G.München 83Federal Republic of Germany

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