Thursday, August 27, 2009

US Patent 7579199 - Flexible flat panel display including transistors formed from nanoparticles

In order to construct flexible display devices from plastic materials lower temperature manufacturing processes are necessary. This patent from Samsung Mobile Display teaches a method of using semiconductor nanoparticles to form thin film transistors for flexible displays. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor, comprising:

partitioning a plurality of nanoparticle lines;

forming nanolayers on the nanoparticle lines, each nanoparticle line comprising a nanoparticle; and

forming an active layer by patterning the nanolayers.