Electronics on paper
LiU researcher's expertise in organic electronics will be married together with knowledge of pulp and paper technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Innventia in the research project - Power Papers. For researchers, it is more than SEK 35 million in research funding over five years.
The research initiative ‘Power Paper’ has been awarded a grant of 35 million over five years from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Professors Magnus Berggren, Olle Inganäs and research groups together with Acreo will combine knowledge of organic electronics with the results of the advanced paper research at KTH and Innventia that is collated at the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre.
“It's especially satisfying collaborating with super researchers within the field of paper technology in this project. They include experts in nanocellulose technology and have produced completely smooth surfaces that can make it possible to tailor the surfaces for printed electronics”, said Magnus Berggren, Professor of Organic Electronics at Linköping University and senior author of Power Paper.
But it's not just the smooth surfaces that will drive research forward. It is also about using cellulose fibres as part of the components in electronics and implanting them in the electronics i.e. in the fibre structure of the paper.
“If we can implant them in the electronic features of the biological materials then the applications will also become recyclable”, said Magnus Berggren.
Potential applications for the combination of organic electronics and cellulose also exist within the field of energy technologies in the form of, for example printed batteries, photovoltaics or thermoelectric elements; hence the name of the research effort ‘Power Papers’.
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Last updated: Mon Feb 13 11:06:30 CET 2017