LIFT process

The laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) process is a local technique to transfer different materials. LIFT uses laser pulses to push thin disks of a ribbon material from a transparent substrate and deposit them onto an acceptor substrate.

Laser direct writing of flex electronics and photovoltaics in planar geometry will be assessed and validated:

  • adding material techniques (especially LIFT):
  • post-deposit firing/curing techniques using laser technology.

Particular goals are:

  • demonstration of new capabilities in surface functionalisation by lasers for flexible electronics and photovoltaics;
  • assessment of new laser beams (wavelength, etc.) for writing and metallization in flexible electronic including material deposition (LIFT) and laser curing/firing.
  • apply to define in a single step the fingers of front contact in a photovoltaics device.

 

Project:
Appolo

Partners:
UPM, MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, ABENGOA

Sector
Energy

Keywords
Laser

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