Anisotropic Electronically Conductive Films Templated using Ultrasonic Focusing

TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITY

Florida International University (FIU) is pursuing a business partner interested in developing and commercializing Anisotropic Electronically Conductive Films Templated using Ultrasonic Focusing. FIU inventors have created a simple approach to fabricate optically transparent and anisotropically conductive films. Using acoustic focusing, elastomers were doped with conductive metal particles and rendered surface conductive at particle loading as low as 1%. The resulting films were flexible and had transparencies exceeding 80% in the visible spectrum and with electrical bulk conductivities exceeding 50 S/cm. This method of acoustic focusing is proven to be simple, faster, and more advantageous without the use specialized instruments. Additionally, acoustic stimuli allow rapid, gentle, label-free particle manipulation.

We are looking for a business partner to further develop and commercialize the Anisotropic Electronically Conductive Films as a viable alternative to commercially available solutions and to exploit its scientific and business potential as an efficient and effective, one-pot method for preparing conductive films.

APPLICATIONS

The Flexible electronics such as displays, solar cells, and wearable devices. Also, wearable electronics that is bendable, stretchable, and conductive at the same time, such as wristwatches and the next generation of smartphones.

ADVANTAGES
  • A rapid, one-pot approach that requires no specialized instruments.
  • Elastomers were rendered surface conductive at particle loadings as low as 1%.
  • The resulting films were flexible and had transparencies exceeding 80% in the visible spectrum.
  • Electrical bulk conductivities exceeding 50 S/cm.
  • Acoustic stimuli allow rapid, gentle, label-free particle manipulation.
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