Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) and photodetectors (OPD) are well suitable for fabricating thin, large area devices. OLED technology with electronic circuitry is widely used in commercial display applications, but limited to this application domain. This project will extend the state-ofthe- art by integrating OLED/OPDs in interdigitated form on a flexible carrier. Such integrated processing technology creates the basis for sophisticated thin-film flexible sensor and actuator devices. Technologies combining OLED/OPD structures with polymer film and silicon substrates will be established to build novel high-tech composites that can serve as basis for new, smart products. The project gathers technology experts in all relevant fields of organic semiconductors, thin-film processes, micromechanical systems, and integrated electronics. Research and industrial partners jointly work on combining and improving existing process technologies and ultimately transfer the generated knowledge.

** The project COSiFlex (Composite organic and silicon technologies on flexible substrates, FFG 846174) ist co-funded by the FFG.


Duration 01/10/2014 - 31/03/2018
Funding FFG
Program Produktion der Zukunft

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Micro and Nano Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Priv.-Doz.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Thilo Sauter
Project members
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Steiner


Chen, C.; Lin, C.; Wang, K.; Liu, H.; Zan, H.; Meng, H.; Hortschitz, W.; Steiner, H.; Kainz, A.; Sauter, T. (2017). High-resolution proximity sensor using flexible semi-transparent organic photo detector. Organic Electronics, 49: 305-312

Wu, C.; Chao, P.; Wu, Y.; Sauter, T.; Zan, H. (2017). A new readout/driver circuitry for an optical vibration sensor. IEEE, 2017 IEEE Sensors: 1-3

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