While nanotechnology was originally limited to small areas (few square centimeters), the quest for lowest costs has been the latest years the drive for developing processes utilizing larger substrate sizes at increasing throughput. A typical example is the flat panel display industry, where the push to larger size and and faster processing has resulted in a significant cost reduction.

Flexible innovative thin film devices, like organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting, photo voltaic (PV) and organic photo voltaic (OPV) modules, organic circuitry, printed electronics and thin film batteries, are currently developed and will play an important role in our society in future.

In this summer school, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the technology behind the fabrication and applications of flexible electronics.
The school will provide lectures from several European industrial and university researchers, visits to labs in Delft and Eindhoven, informal discussion panels, poster sessions.

Themes of Lectures:
1. Introduction to solar cells.
2. Introduction to OLEDs.
3. Inspection techniques based on scatterometry for particle detection and and ellipsometry for inline layer thickness detection.
4. Contamination and cleaning issues in large area substrates.
5. Printing and coating techniques in large area substrates.
6. Particle and layer homogeneity inspection with CCD cameras.

Participating university and companies:

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Holst Centre, The Netherlands
Horiba Jobin Yvon SAS, France
Philips, The Netherlands & Germany
Teknek Limited, United Kingdom
Dr. Schenk Industriemesstechnik GmbH, Germany
Dannmarks Teknikse Universitet, Denmark
DCG Systems, Germany
TNO Science and Industry, The Netherlands

Parent project: http://www.clean4yield.eu/