Navigation Links
Nanoengineered barrier invented to protect plastic electronics from water degradation
Date:4/29/2008

past the protective plastic layer over time and degrades the organic materials which form the core of these products.

Current commercially available films used to protect these materials have a barrier property or water vapour transmission rate of about 10-3g/m2 per day, or one thousandth of a gram per square meter per day at 25C and 90% relative humidity (RH).

However, the ideal film for organic devices would require a barrier property of better than 10-6g/m2/day at 39C and 90% RH, or one millionth of a gram per square meter per day.

Defects such as pinholes, cracks and grain boundaries are common in thin oxide barrier films when fabricated onto plastic substrates. These defects cause a pore effect, where oxygen and water molecules are able to seep through and penetrate the plastic barrier.

Current barrier technologies focus on reducing these defects by using alternate organic and inorganic multi-layers coated on plastic. These multiple layers stagger corresponding pores in adjacent layers and create a tortuous, lengthy pathway for water and oxygen molecules, making it more difficult to travel through the plastic.

In contrast, IMRE has taken an innovative approach to resolve the pore effect by literally plugging the defects in the barrier oxide films using nanoparticles. This reduces the number of barrier layers needed in the construction of the barrier film down to two layers in this unique nanoengineered barrier stack. IMREs barrier stack consists of barrier oxide layers and nanoparticulate sealing layers.

The nanoparticles used in the barrier film have a dual function - not only sealing the defects but also actively reacting with and retaining moisture and oxygen.

The result is a breakthrough moisture barrier performance of better than 10-6g/m2/day, or one millionth of a gram per square meter per day, which surpasses the requirements for flexible organic device substrates.

The barrier f
'/>"/>

Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
sciencematter@yahoo.com
858-243-1814
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Brazilian National Biosafety Technical Committee Approves Monsanto Company Insect-Protected Corn Trait
2. FDA Approves ACAM2000(TM) Vaccine for Protection Against Smallpox
3. Legendary Earvin Magic Johnson Joins AFL/Signalife Cardiovascular Protection Team
4. Viragen Internationals Subsidiary, ViraNative AB, Files to Seek Bankruptcy Protection in Sweden
5. Sangamo BioSciences Presents Data Demonstrating In Vivo Protection Against HIV Infection by CCR5-ZFN Therapeutic
6. NFL Hall of Fame Legend Fred Biletnikoff Joins AFL/Signalife Cardiovascular Protection Team
7. MyClyns(TM), a New Standard of Personal Protection, is Announced at the EMS and Firehouse Central EXPO
8. CNCA Exceeds Standards in Nutritional Supplement Quality, Protects Public
9. Monsanto and Devgen Describe New Approach to Insect-Protection
10. Synchrotron radiation illuminates how babies protective bubble bursts
11. Animal Protection Groups Condemn FDAs Endorsement of Animal Cloning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Earlier this year, the ... of hair regrowth in adult men and women with ... Norwood Hamilton classifications of IIa-V and Fitzpatrick Classification of ... by products that over-promise and under-deliver, FDA Clearance underscores ... and confidence among more than 80 million men and ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The consumption ... back of the recession and high prices in 2008. ... has recovered and keeps on gaining momentum now. , ... stands at more than 100,000 thousand tonnes. No considerable ... Meantime, the global capacity rocketed during 2012-2013, registering 11% ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... YORK , 27. März 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Prize in Biomedical Science für seine bahnbrechende ... Proteine zwischen Zellkompartimenten transportiert werden, sowie für ... Zellen zur Reaktion auf Stress nutzen, der ... Dr. Walter ist Professor für Biochemie an ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG ) announced today that ... in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rule 10b5-1. ... Corporation, is a minority owner of this entity that ... Herbert does not have control of this entity, but ... for a portion of the shares owned by that ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Robert Leonard Applauds FDA Clearance of Capillus272Pro™ Hair Loss Laser Cap 2World NPK Fertilizers Market Keeps On Gaining Momentum, According to BAC Reports Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 2World NPK Fertilizers Market Keeps On Gaining Momentum, According to BAC Reports Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 2Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 3Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 4Neogen CEO adopts 10b5-1 Trading Plan 2
... in secret. , Most people did not know that ... Sandia National Laboratories was contributing important information to the ... that cause the disease anthrax. The spores were mailed ... offices and to two U.S. senators. Five people were ...
... Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a radical new method ... small as one nanometer (one billionth of a meter).* Because ... a wide range of ions tailored to the task at ... for carving smaller features on semiconductors than now are possible ...
... Gen-Probe Incorporated,(Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that the ... Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 18,2008 at approximately 3:10 ... live and may be accessed through a link on ... The webcast,will be available for 30 days following the ...
Cached Biology Technology:FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation 2FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation 3Cold atoms could replace hot gallium in focused ion beams 2Gen-Probe to Webcast Presentation at the Lazard Capital Markets 5th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 3, 2015 Cryoport, Inc. ... advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the life ... cells, cell lines, clinical research organizations, vaccine ... announced the expansion of its relationship with ... ("Fred Hutch") Clinical Research Division with the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... transaction processing. Data protection company Tharon Rankins Enterprises ... product that provides an ultra-safe way for businesses ... as their financial transactions. Beconux ... by Tharon Rankins Enterprises. Functioning similarly to an ...
(Date:2/25/2015)... Ark. , Feb. 25, 2015  ABC ... and billing in the Health and Fitness Industry, ... well as to MYiCLUBonline.  The latest upgrade includes ... the inclusion of cardless check-in via Identity One ... the first time through interactive displays at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 2Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 3Personal Data Protection Company Launches New Product 2ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 2ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 3
... between Kent State University, Summa Health System and IC-MedTech Inc. ... promise of new drugs which may more effectively manage cancer ... 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this ... establish a goal of eliminating suffering and death due to ...
... of the worlds leading STM publishers, has signed publishing ... past half year. With this move, Springer will ... society journals and confirms its long tradition of dedication ... Asia. Agreements to start publishing their journals in ...
... Scientists know that inside each cell, a little engine ... instructions from genes in the nucleus that get carried to ... our daily needs. Now researchers at the University of Michigan ... scans the cells DNA for damage. When certain types of ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases 2Researchers develop liquid crystal pharmaceuticals to fight cancer and other diseases 3Enzyme alerts cell's powerful army to repair DNA damage 2Enzyme alerts cell's powerful army to repair DNA damage 3
... Serum is obtained from ... from healthy, fasted donors. The ... any way and are maintained ... Total Protein Concentration : ...
Hamster serum...
... 96-well Filter Plates are offered in several ... um depth filter plates are ideal to ... Filtration is simple, versatile, and necessary to ... Captiva 10 um glass fiber and 20 ...
... Kit with CyScribe GFX Purification Kit, ... purification of Cy3- and Cy5-labeled cDNA.Optimized ... cDNA labeling and purification.Flexible and optimized ... labeling reactions with either Cy3- or ...
Biology Products: