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Alaa Abdellah, Dr.-Ing.

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Nanoelectronics (N.N.)

Postal address

Postal:
Theresienstr. 90
80333 München

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Supervisor & Tutor

  • Process Development for the Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors
    MA: dated 01/2015, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Florin Loghin
  • Inkjet Printing of Silver Nanoparticles and PhotonicSintering
    MA: dated01/2015, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Andreas Albrecht
  • Spray Deposition of Silver Nanowires for Transparent Conductive Thin-Films
    MA: dated 09/2014, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Thiyagu Loganathan
  • Fabrication and optimization of carbon nanotube based gas sensors with different device geometries
    MA: dated 10/2012, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Ahmad Zubair
  • Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films on Flexible Substrates: Spray Deposition and Transfer Printing
    MA: dated 09/2011, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Ahmed Abdelhalim
  • Thin-Film Transfer Printing for Organic Photovoltaic Devices
    MA: dated 09/2010, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: John England
  • Scalable Spray Deposition of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films
    BA: dated 11/2012, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Florin Loghin
  • Manufacturing of Full Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors
    BA: dated 10/2012, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Rafael Hochreuter

  • DA: dated 09/2014, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Maximilian Winkler
  • Inkjet Printing of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films
    DA: dated 11/2013, Supervisor: Alla Abdellah. Student: Christine Arenz
  • Scalable Spray Deposition of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors
    DA: dated 05/2013, Supervisor: Alaa Abdellah. Student: Alexander Weise

Info:

MA: Master Thesis, BA: Bachelor Thesis, DA: Diploma Thesis,
FP: Forschungspraxis, IP: Ingenieurpraxis


Dissertation by Allaa Abdellah

2012

Publications

2017

  • Petti, L.; Loghin, F.; Cantarella, G.; Vogt, C.; Münzenrieder, N.; Abdellah, A.; Becherer, M.; Haeberle, T.; Daus, A.; Salvatore, G.; Tröster, G.; Lugli, P.: Gain-Tunable Complementary Common-Source Amplifier based on a Flexible Hybrid Thin-Film Transistor Technology. IEEE Electron Device Letters ( Volume: PP, Issue: 99 ) 2017-09, 2017, 1-1 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2016

  • Abdellah, A.; Falco, A.; Ulrich Schwarzenberger, U.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.: Transfer Printed P3HT/PCBM Photoactive Layers: From Material Intermixing to Device Characteristics. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (4), pp 2644–2651 2016-01, 2016, 2644–2651 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Albrecht, A.; Rivadeneyra, A.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; F. Salméron, J.: Inkjet printing and photonic sintering of silver and copper oxide nanoparticles for ultra-low-cost conductive patterns. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016,4, 3546-3554 2016-03, 2016, 3546-3554 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Bhatt, V.D.; Teymouri, S.; Melzer, K.; Abdellah, A.; Guttenberg, Z.; Lugli, P.: Biocompatibility Tests on Spray Coated Carbon Nanotube and PEDOT:PSS Thin Films. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (Volume:15 , Issue: 3 ) 2016-05, 2016, 373-379 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Colasanti, S.; Robbiano, V.; Loghin, F.C.; Abdelhalim, A.; Bhatt, V.D.; Abdellah, A.; Cacialli, F.; Lugli, P.: Experimental and Computational Study on the Temperature Behavior of CNT Networks. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (Volume:15 , Issue: 2 ) 2016-03, 2016, 171-178 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Loghin, F.; Colasanti, S.; Weise, A.; Falco, A.; Abdelhalim, A.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Scalable spray deposition process for highly uniform and reproducible CNT-TFTs. Flexible and Printed Electronics, Volume 1, Number 4 1 (2016) 045002 2016-12, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Loghin. F.; Colasanti, S.; Weise, A.; Falco, A.; Abdelhalim, A.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Scalable spray deposition process for highly uniform and reproducible CNT-TFTs. Flexible and Printed Electronics, Volume 1, Number 4 1 (2016) 045002 2016-12, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.; Abdelhalim, A.; Albrecht, A.; Becherer, M.; Cagatay, E.; Colasanti, S.; Falco, A.; Loghin, F.; El-Molla, S.; Fernández Salméron, J.; Rivadeneyra, A.: Fabrication, characterization and modeling of flexible electronic components based on CNT networks. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2016 IEEE International Symposium on, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2016Montreal, Canada, 22-25 May 2016 2016-05 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2015

  • Abdelhalim, A.; Loghin, F.; Winkler, M.; Zeiser, C.; Abdellah, A; Lugli, P.: Carbon nanotube based gas sensor arrays on rigid and flexible substrates. Proceedings of the IEEE SENSORS 2015, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Busan, China, 01-04 Nov 2015 2015-11 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdelhalim, A.; Winkler, M.; Loghin, F.; Zeiser, C.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Highly Sensitive and Selective Carbon nanotube-Based Gas Sensor Arrays Functionalized with Different Metallic Nanoparticles. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220 2015-07 , 2015, 1288--1296 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Bhatt, V. D.; Melzer, K.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Teymouri, S.; Guttenberg, Z.: Biocompatibility tests on spray coated carbon nanotube and PEDOT:PSS thin films. Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) , 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Rome, Italy, 27-30 July 2015 2015-07 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cagatay, E.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.: Thermal treatment and encapsulation of carbon nanotube based temperature sensors. Proc. 11th Conf. Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Glasgow UK, 29 June-02 Jul 2015 2015-06 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cagatay, E.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Mittendorfer, P.; Cheng, G.: Integrating CNT force sensors into a multimodal modular electronic skin. Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) , 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Rome, Italy, 27-30 July 2015 2015-07 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cagatay, E.; Köhler, P.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Flexible Capacitive Tactile Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotube Thin Films. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 15, NO. 6, JUNE 2015-06 ( ), 2015, 3225--3233 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Colasanti, S.; Bhatt, V.D.; Abdelhalim, A.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.: A 3D self-consistent percolative model for AC-DC electrical analysis of carbon nanotubes networks. 2015 International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD) evices (SISPAD), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Washington DC USA, 09-11 Sep 2015 2015-09 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Colasanti, S.; Bhatt, V.D.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.: 3D self-consistent percolative model for networks of randomly aligned carbon nanotubes. Edison'19 Journal of Physics: Conference Series 647 (2015) 012018 2015-09 ( ), 2015, 012018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Colasanti, S.; Loghin, F. C.; Bhatt, V. D.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Robbiano, V.; Cacialli, F.: Experimental and computational study on the temperature behavior of CNT networks. Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) , 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on 15, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2015Rome, Italy, 27-30 July 2015 2015-07 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Falco, A.; Zaidi, A.M.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Spray deposition of Polyethylenimine thin films for the fabrication of fully-sprayed organic photodiodes. Organic Electronics Volume 23, August 2015, Pages 186–192 2015-08 , 2015, 186--192 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2014

  • Abdelhalim, A.; Abdellah A.; Lugli, P.: Complex impedance characterization of highly sensitive carbon nanotube gas sensors. SENSORS, 2014 IEEE, 47-50 (2014), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2014Valencia, Spain, Nov 02 - 05, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdelhalim, A.; Abdellah, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli P.: Metallic nanoparticles functionalizing carbon nanotube networks for gas sensing applications. Nanotechnology 25 055208 Issue 5 2014) , 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cagatay, E.; Falco, A.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli P.: Carbon nanotube based temperature sensors fabricated by large-scale spray deposition. Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), 2014 10th Conference on Ph.D Research (2014) , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2014Grenoble, France, June 30 - July 03, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Falco, A.; Cinà, L.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.: Fully-Sprayed and Flexible Organic Photodiodes with Transparent Carbon Nanotube Electrodes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (13), pp 10593–10601 (2014) , 2014, 10593 - 10601 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gong, Q.; Bhatt, V.; Albert, E.; Abdellah, A.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.: On the Performance of Solution-Processable Random Network Carbon Nanotube Transistors: unveiling the Role of Network Density and Metallic Tube Content. Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:13 , Issue: 6 ) , 2014, 1181 - 1185 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Robbiano, V.; Abdellah, A.; Santarelli, L.; Falco, A.; El-Molla, S.; Titova, L.; Purschke, D.; Hegmann, F.; Cacialli, F.; Lugli, P.: Analysis of Sprayed Carbon Nanotube Films on Rigid and Flexible Substrates. 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (2014) , 2014Toronto, Canada, Aug 18 - 21, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Russer, J.; Xiong, Y.; Abdellah, A.; A.E. Culhaglu, Che, W.; Russer, P.: Organic Millimeterwave Fishnet Metamaterial Structures. Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), 2014 IEEE MTT-S International (2014) , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2014Tampa Bay FL USA, June 01 - 06, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Russer, J.; Xiong, Y.; Abdellah, A.; Culhaoglu, A.E.; Che, W.; Lugli, P.; Russer, P.: Carbon Nanotube Based Millimeterwave Fishnet Metamaterials. Proc. European Microwave Conference (EuMC), 976--979 (2014) , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2014Rome, Italy, Oct 06 - 09, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2013

  • Abdelhalim, A.; Abdellah, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.;: Fabrication of carbon nanotube thin films on flexible substrates by spray deposition and transfer printing. Carbon Volume 61, September 2013, Pages 72–79, 2013 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdellah, A.: Spray Deposition of Functional Materials for Photovoltaic Applications. Along the Frontiers of Nanoelectronics: from Nanoimprinting to Nanoenergy, 2013Garching, Germany, March 11 - 12, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.: Large-Scale Spray Deposition of Functional Materials for Photovoltaics. Research Towards Innovative Energy Systems and Materials MSE TUM 2013, 2013Garching, Germany 2013 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdellah, A.;: Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films for Large-Area Flexible Sensors. Workshop on Research Frontiers in Electronic Skin Technology, 2013 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), 2013Karlsruhe, Germany, May 06 - 10, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Abdelhalim, A.; Horn, M.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.: Scalable Spray Deposition Process for High-Performance Carbon Nanotube Gas Sensors. Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:12 , Issue: 2 ) , 2013, 174 - 181 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdellah, A.; Abdelhalim, A.; Loghin, F.; Kohler, P.; Ahmad, Z.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.;: Flexible Carbon Nanotube Based Gas Sensors Fabricated by Large-Scale Spray Deposition. Sensors Journal, IEEE (Volume:13 , Issue: 10 ) , 2013, 4014-4021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Abdellah, A.; Köhler, P.; Cagatay, E.; Mittendorfer, P.; Cheng, G.; Lugli, P.;: Flexible Tactile Sensors Based on CNT Thin-Films. Munich, Germany, Nov 19 - 20, 2014, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Loghin, F.; Abdelhalim; A.; Scarpa; G.; Lugli, P.;: Fully-Sprayed Gas Sensors of Patterned Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films. Intl. Conf. on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE 2013), 2013Jeju Island, South Korea, Sept 10 - 13, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa; G.: Spray Deposition of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films. In: Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa; G.;CRC Press (Ed.): Spray Deposition of Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films. in Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook 1, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.;: Spray Deposition of Polymer and Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films for Photovoltaics. Solar Technologies Go Hybrid, 2nd Workshop, 2013Bad Staffelstein, Germany, Apr 11 - 13, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Scarpa; G.; Lugli, P.;: Large-Scale Spray Deposition of Functional Materials for Photovoltaics. 3rd Colloquium of the Munich School of Engineering Institute for Advanced Study, 2013Garching, Germany, July 03, 2014 more… BibTeX
  • Gong, Q.; Albert, E.; Fabel, F.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.; Chan-Park, M.B.: Solution-Processed Random Carbon Nanotube Networks Used in Thin-Film Transistor. In: Gong, Q.; Albert, E.; Fabel, F.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.; Chan-Park, M.B.;J.E. Morris and K. Iniewski (Ed.): Solution-Processed Random Carbon Nanotube Networks Used in Thin-Film Transistor. CRC Press, 2013 more… BibTeX
  • Münzer,A.M.; Heimgreiter, M.; Melzer, K.; Weise, A.; Fabel, B.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.;: Back-gated Spray-deposited Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors Operated in Electrolytic Solutions: An Assessment towards Future Biosensing Applications. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013,1, 3797-3802, 2013, 3797-3802 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2012

  • Abdellah A.: Scalable Thin-Film Manufacturing Technologies for Organic Electronics. In: Abdellah, A.;Selected Topics of Semiconductor Physics and Technology Vol. 142. TUM, 2012 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Virdi, K.S.; Meier, R.; Döblinger, M.; Müller-Buschbaum, P.; Scheu, C.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.;: Successive Spray Deposition of P3HT/PCBM Organic Photoactive Layers: Material Composition and Device Characteristics. In: Advanced Functional Materials vol. 22, no. 19, Oct. 2012. Advanced Functional Materials, 2012 more… BibTeX
  • Albert, E.; Abdellah, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.;: Electronic transport modeling with HSPICE in random CNT networks. 12th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2012Birmingham, UK, Aug 20 - 23, 2012 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Haeberle, T.; Buth, F.; Garrido, J.A.; Abdellah, A.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.; Münzer, A.;: Solution processable carbon nanotube network thin-film transistors operated in electrolytic solutions at various pH. Applied Physics Letters 101, 223101 , 2012 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.; Baierl, D.; Fabel, B.; Haeberle, T.; Münzer, A.; Scarpa, G.: Spray deposition for sensor applications. SRC/SFI/NSF Forum on Integrated Sensors for Cybersystems - FISC 2030 (invited talk), Dublin Irland, March 22-23, 2012,, 2012Kildare, Ireland, Mar 22 - 23, 2012 more… BibTeX
  • Mzoughi, N.; Abdellah, A.; Gong, Q.; Grothe, H.; Lugli, P.; Wolf, B.; Scarpa, G.;: Characterization of novel impedimetric pH-sensors based on solution-processable biocompatible thin-film semiconducting organic coatings. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Volumes 171–172, August–September 2012, Pages 537–543, 2012, 537-543 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2011

  • Abdellah, A.; Yaqub, A.; Ferrari, C.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.: Spray Deposition of Highly Uniform CNT Films and Their Application in Gas Sensing. Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2011 11th IEEE Conference on , IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2011Portland OR USA, Aug 15 - 18, 2011, 1118-1123 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Albert, E.; Abdellah, A.; Yaqub, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.: Transport Modeling in Random CNT based Thin films. 17th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures EDISON 17, 2011Santa Barbara CA USA, Aug 07 - 12, 2011 more… BibTeX
  • Frischeisen, J.; Quan, N.; Abdellah, A.; Kinzel, J. B.; Gehlhaar, R.; Scarpa, G.; Adachi, C.; Lugli, P.; Brütting, W.: Light extracting from surface plasmons and waveguide modes in an organic lightemitting layer by nanoimprinted gratings. Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S2, pp. A205-A212 (2012), 2011, A205 - A212 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gong, Q.; Albert, E.; Fabel, B.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Chan-Park, M.B.; Scarpa, G.: Solution-Processable Random Carbon Nanotube Networks for Thin-Film Transistors. Proceedings IEEE NANO 2011 Conference, Portland, USA, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2011Portland OR USA, Aug 15 - 18, 2011 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2010

  • Abdellah, A.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.: Spray deposition of organic semiconducting thin-films: Towards the fabrication of arbitrary shaped organic electronic devices. Organic electronics Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2010, Pages 1031–1038, 2010, 1031-1038 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Scarpa, G.; Abdellah, A.; Exner, A.; Harrer, S.; Penso Blanco, G.; Wiedemann, W.; Schmidt-Mende, L.; Lugli, P.: Patterning poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) in the sub-50-nm Region by Nanoimprint Lithography. Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:10 , Issue: 3 ) , 2010, 482 - 488 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Wiedemann, W.; Sims, L.; Abdellah, A.; Exner, A.; Meier, R.; Musselman, K.P.; MacManus-Driscoll, J.L.; Müller-Buschbaum, B.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.; Schmidt-Mende, L.: Nanostructured interfaces in polymer solar cells. Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 263109 (2010), 2010, 263109-1 263109-3 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2009

  • Abdellah, A.; Baierl, D.; Fabel, B.; Lugl, P.; Scarpa, G.: Spray-coating deposition for large area organic thin-film devices. In: Spray -coating deposition for large are a organic thin -film devices Alaa Abdellah, Daniela Baierl, Bernhard Fabel , Paolo Lugli, Giuseppe Scarpa Institute for Nanoelectronics, Technische Universität München, 80333 Munich, Germany ABSTRACT We report the implementation and testing of an airbrush coating system for the fabrication of a variety of organic electronic and optoelectronic devices using a commercially available airbrush unit. Our setup was implemented inside a glove box in or der to allow the entire fabrication process of the test devices to be performed under nitrogen atmosphere. Several devices such as organic photodetectors, organic light -emitting diodes and organic thin -film transistors were fabricated using c ommerciall y available polymers (such as MEH -PPV, P3HT and PCBM). IV -characteristics, as well as film morphology and roughness of spray coated devices were compared to those of spin coated devices with similar architecture. Although films deposited by spray coating showed a considerably higher surface roughness, the corresponding devices are capable of achieving performances comparable to those of spin coated devices. Keywords : spray -coating, organic photovoltaics, organic light emitting dio des, organic photodetectors, organic thin - film transistors. 1 INTRODUCTION Organic electronic devices based on solution - processable polymers are among the most promising applications of organic semiconductors. Low -cost fabrication by means of simple coatin g and printing techniques is surely one of their greatest advantages. Although several possible deposition techniques are mentioned in literature [1, 2] , spin -coating seems to be the me thod of choice in many research activities presented so far. Despite th e simplicity and effectiveness of this technique in producing high quality thin films, it lacks several aspects necessary for large -scale production. One very promising, yet little examined, alternative deposition technique is spray -coating , which would of fer much a higher suitability and flexibility with respect to large -area industrial -scale application processes [3, 4] . Other advantages of sp ray-coating as an alternative deposition technique for organic thin -film devices are an easier thickness control over wider ranges, the capability of deposition on non -flat surfaces and lower material losses during deposition, which are of great value for industrial - scale and lab -scale applications likewise. On the other hand, some of the significant disadvantages of this technique are the lower overall layer homogeneity and the extremely high surface roughness when compared to spin - coated layers. Nevertheless, it can be shown, that these issues do not have a significant effect on device performance . Previously, a special spray deposition method called evaporative spray deposition was specially designed in order to obtain smooth polymer layers [5]. This method however involved a vacuum process, which makes it less practical for the implementation in large area deposition systems. In this ar ticle we demonstrate the suitability of spray -coating for different classes of organic thin -film devices while comparing them with spin -coated devices of similar architecture. 2 EXPERIMENTAL DETAILS For the deposition of the organic layers by spray - coatin g, a commercially available airbrush unit (Gabbert Triplex) was used. All ink -containing parts of the airbrush are resistant to organic solvents, such as toluene, and are therefore suitable for the desired application. Our test setup was implemented insid e a glove box in order to ensure well controlled environmental conditions throughout the entire fabrication process. Figure 1 shows a schematic drawing of the airbrush coating system, indicating the atomizing gas and material inlets as well as the vertical arrangement of airbrush unit and substrate. Figure 1: Illustration of the impl emented airbrush coating system. All experiments were carried out inside a glove box under nitrogen atmosphere. The most important process parameters were found to be atomiz ing gas (N 2 ) pressure, nozzle -to-sample distance and spray time. Atomiz ing gas pressure directly affects the beam profile and the mean drop size . In all our experiments NSTI-Nanotech 2009, www.nsti.org, ISBN 978-1-4398-1783-4 Vol. 2, 2009. Nano Science and Technology Institute NSTI, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Baierl, D.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.: Spray-coating deposition for large area organic thin-film devices. NSTI-Nanotech 2009, Vol. 2 2009, 2009Houston TX USA, May 3-7, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Abdellah, A.; Baierl, D.; Fabel, B.; Lugli, P.; Scarpa, G.: Exploring spray technology for the fabrication of organic thin-film devices based on poly(3-hexylthipene). IEEE Nano 2009, Session TH2_4: Nanofabrication of CNT and Organics, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2009Genoa, Italy, July 26 - 30, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Baierl, D.; Abdellah, A.; Fabel, B.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.; della Betta, G.-F.; Pancheri, L.; Stoppa, D.;: Hybrid CMOS-imagers using organic semiconductors as photoactive material. Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security (NANO-DDS) Conference, 2009Fort Lauderdale FL USA, Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Lugli, P.; Abdellah, A.; Albert, E.; Csaba, G.; Erlen, C.; Fabel, B.; Chan-Park, M.; et al.: Circuit and System Implementations of Molecular Devices. 12th International Symposium on Integrated Systems (ISIC-2009) Special Session 9b, 2009Singapore, Dec 14 - 16, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Scarpa, G.; Harrer, S.; Abdellah, A.; Penso-Blanco, G.; Lugli, P.; Strobel, S.; Abstreiter, G.; Tornow, M.: Pattern generation by using high-resolution nanoimprinting and nanotransfer printing techniques. Nanotechnology, 2009. IEEE-NANO 2009. 9th IEEE Conference on, 432-438 (2009), IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2009Genoa, Italy, July 26 - 30, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Wiedemann, W.; Sims, L.; Hesse, H.; Scarpa, G.; Abdellah, A.; Lugli, P.; Schmidt-Mende, L.: Morphology and its influence on device performance in organic solar cells. E-MRS 2009 Spring Meeting (A5-5), 2009Strasbourg, France, June 8 - 12, 2009 more… BibTeX
  • Wiedenmann, O.; Abdellah, A.; Scarpa, G.; Lugli, P.: Design and fabrication of organic solar cells structured via nanoimprint lithography. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 193 012115, 2009, 012115 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )