High-Resolution Patterning of Organic Emitting-Layer by Using Inkjet Printing and Sublimation Transfer Process

Jun Yeub Lee, Byeong Kwon Ju, Kwan Hyun Cho

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We implemented ultra-high resolution patterns of 2822 pixels-per-inch (PPI) via an inkjet printing and vacuum drying process grafted onto a sublimation transfer process. Co-solvented ink with a 1:1 ratio of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) to ortho-dichlrorobenzene (oDCB) was used, and the inkjet driving waveform was optimized via analysis of Ohnesorge (Oh)—Reynolds (Re) numbers. Inkjet printing conditions on the donor substrate with 2822 PPI microchannels were investigated in detail according to the drop space and line space. Most sublimation transferred patterns have porous surfaces under drying conditions in an air atmosphere. Unlike the spin-coating process, the drying process of inkjet-printed films on the microchannel has a great effect on the sublimation of transferred thin film. Therefore, to control the morphology, we carefully investigated the drying process of the inkjet-printed inks in the microchannel. Using a vacuum drying process to control the morphology of inkjet-printed films, line patterns of 2822 PPI resolution having a root-mean-square (RMS) roughness of 1.331 nm without voids were successfully fabricated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1611
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May 1

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  • Co-solvented ink
  • High resolution patterning
  • Inkjet printing
  • Ohnesorge number
  • Sublimation transfer process
  • Vacuum drying process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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