Printed Films

Materials Science and Applications in Sensors, Electronics and Photonics

Edited by

  • Maria Prudenziati, University of Modena, Physics Department, Modena, Italy
  • Jacob Hormadaly, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Whilst printed films are currently used in varied devices across a wide range of fields, research into their development and properties is increasingly uncovering even greater potential. Printed films provides comprehensive coverage of the most significant recent developments in printed films and their applications.

Materials and properties of printed films are the focus of part one, beginning with a review of the concepts, technologies and materials involved in their production and use. Printed films as electrical components and silicon metallization for solar cells are discussed, as are conduction mechanisms in printed film resistors, and thick films in packaging and microelectronics. Part two goes on to review the varied applications of printed films in devices. Printed resistive sensors are considered, as is the role of printed films in capacitive, piezoelectric and pyroelectric sensors, mechanical micro-systems and gas sensors. The applications of printed films in biosensors, actuators, heater elements, varistors and polymer solar cells are then explored, followed by a review of screen printing for the fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells and laser printed micro- and meso-scale power generating devices.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Printed films is a key text for anyone working in such fields as microelectronics, fuel cell and sensor technology in both industry and academia.
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Research and materials scientists, physicists and engineers working in the fields of sensors, actuators, packaging and printed circuits, electronic manufacturers, design engineers


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-988-8

Table of Contents

Part 1 Materials and properties of printed films: Technologies for printed films; Materials for printed films; Materials science concepts for printed films; Properties of printed films as electrical components on ceramic substrates; Conduction mechanisms in printed thick film resistors; Multilayer low-temperature cofired ceramic systems incorporating a thick-film printing process. Part 2 Applications of printed films in devices: Printed resistive sensors for physical quantities; Printed thick film capacitive sensors; Printed thick film piezoelectric and pyroelectric sensors; Printed thick film mechanical micro-systems (MEMS); Printed semiconducting gas sensors; Printed gas sensors based on electrolytes; Printed thick film biosensors; Printed actuators; Printed heater elements; Screen printing for the fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC); Printed varistors; Laser printed micro- and meso-scale power generating devices; Printed polymer solar cells.