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METHODS AND APPARATUS CONCERNING SOLUTION SHEARING A TRANSPARENT AND CONDUCTIVE POLYMER FILM

United States Patent Application

20170114240
A1
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Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of forming an apparatus using a solution shearing process. An example method includes providing a shearing blade on a portion of a substrate coated with a polymeric conductor material and controlling generation of a transparent and conductive polymer film on the substrate by moving the shearing blade in a direction, to generate shear stress to the polymeric conductor material, and according to shearing deposition parameters.
Bao, Zhenan (Stanford, CA), Andrews, Sean C. (Stanford, CA), Worfolk, Brian J. (Stanford, CA), Mannsfeld, Stefan C. B. (Morgan Hill, CA)
15/ 336,357
October 27, 2016
FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-EE0005960 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.