Research Infrastructure

Laboratory for Future Electronics provides the primary research environment and infrastructure for carrying out the research. LFE has over 250 m2 dedicated lab space, which includes 60 m2 dust-free processing laboratory.

LFE’s state of the art printing facility includes inkjet printers (CeraPrinter F-Serie, Super-fine Inkjet printer, two Dimatix printers, one inside a nitrogen filled glove box and one in clean room), gravure, flexo, rotary screen and dry or wet lamination (Schläfli Challenger 174), screen printers and a plasma printer for high resolution surface energy patterning.

glove box system filled with nitrogen can be used for device fabricating and characterization. The system includes integrated Dimatix inkjet printer, ALD, spin coater and vacuum hot plate as well as combined e-beam and thermal evaporator.

Equipment for electrical characterization include probe stations, semiconductor analyzer , a potentiostat and devices for measuring supercapacitors and batteries. Mechanical properties of functional materials can also be tested. Ferroelectric material and piezoelectric material testing are also available.

Other equipment is also available for various analyses and tests.

 

Specialized analysis methods for e.g. microscopy and surface characterization are available through other laboratories at TAU.

 

Printed Intelligent Infrastucture

LFE is a part of Printed Intelligent Infrastructure (PII). PII is a distributed infrastructure between University of Oulu, Tampere University, and VTT supported by Academy of Finland Finnish Research Infrastructure (FIRI, grant no 320017, 320019, 320020). Printed intelligence infrastructure (PII) is world-class research and development environment to researchers and technology developers in academy and industry. It offers an easy access to a modern research and pilot-manufacturing infrastructure covering the whole research/development path from materials via components and devices to circuits and systems. Available processes include synthesis of novel materials, formulation of pastes and inks, manufacturing from large-area sheet-to-sheet (S2S) and roll-to-roll (R2R) processes to hybrid integration, and finishing steps (e.g. encapsulation and 3D molding) for functional systems for internet-of-everything, diagnostics, sensors, on-skin electronics, and 5/6G.