The disclosure provides methods and materials suitable for use as encapsulation barriers and dielectric layers in electronic devices. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided an electroluminescent device or other electronic device with a dielectric layer comprising alternating layers of a silicon-containing bonding material and a ceramic material. The methods provide, for example, electronic devices with increased stability and shelf-life. The invention is useful, for example, in the field of microelectronic devices.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with Government support under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, grant no. DE-FC26-06NT42936. The Government has certain rights in the invention.