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Organic Diode and Other Circuit Element Creation Through Variations of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)Synthesis

Ulinski, Daniel James (2004) Organic Diode and Other Circuit Element Creation Through Variations of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)Synthesis. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Fabricating semiconductor junction diodes can be costly in price and time. It typically involves long turn around time from the foundry, which requires precise machines and a clean room environment to prevent contamination from air born materials. This intensive process of fabricating diodes, means the cost will increase as the machines to process the semiconductor material need to become more precise. The proposed solution to the problem of cost and time is to create a printing system that is capable of printing diodes and circuits on various substrates. The experiments described in this thesis investigate the possible diode material, Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), a polymer in aqueous dispersion. Variation in experiments with the weight ratios for the chemicals used for synthesis of this polymer are used as a benchmark to find the optimum weight ratios for the Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) synthesis, to create an asymmetric rectifying diode, using continuous ink jet printing technology.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ulinski, Daniel
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMickle, Marlin Hmickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberCain, J. Tomcain@ee.pitt.eduJTC
Committee MemberLovell, Michael
Committee MemberHoelzeman, Ronald Ghoelzema@ee.pitt.eduHOELZEMA
Date: 13 September 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 20 July 2004
Approval Date: 13 September 2004
Submission Date: 7 July 2004
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4-ethylenedioxythiophene); EDOT:PSS; Poly(3; EDOT; Organic Diodes
Other ID:, etd-07072004-180027
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:50
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:36


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