New Possibilities for Printable Electronics
I am excited to continue my goal of introducing you to some of the most promising CHS markets and applications. Today, my focus is printable electronics. Printable electronics is a market based on the function of printing conductive materials onto various substrates to create thin and flexible components for commonly used electronic devices, including mobile phones, touch screen devices and more. Silicon is the most widely used semiconducting material, due to its availability, ease of processing and cost. However, silicon films are commonly grown by chemical vapor deposition at high temperatures and low pressures. Lower temperature processing can be achieved by integrating chemical vapor deposition with plasma, but at a cost to processing rate and efficiency. Alternatively, organic semiconductor materials can be processed at lower temperatures, but lack the performance required for many electronic applications. Coretec HexaSilane (CHS) is a higher order, liquid-state silane (Si6H12 vs SiH4), which can provide benefits to deposition temperature, rate and efficiency. These benefits translate into savings for printable electronic manufacturers through lower handling costs and increased production rates. And because CHS delivers six times the silicon in one molecule, it is an excellent silicon source for electronic applications. We are excited about the potential for Coretec Hexasilane to advance printable electronics market growth, and invite you to learn more by viewing our printable electronics market sell sheet, or contacting a member of the Coretec team.