Picture of aircraft jet engine

Strathclyde research that powers aerospace engineering...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers involved in aerospace engineering and from the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory - but also other internationally significant research from within the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Discover why Strathclyde is powering international aerospace research...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Short channel amorphous-silicon TFTs on high-temperature clear plastic substrates : [LED display applications]

Long, K. and Gleskova, H. and Wagner, Sigurd and Sturm, J. C. (2004) Short channel amorphous-silicon TFTs on high-temperature clear plastic substrates : [LED display applications]. In: Device Research Conference - Conference Digest, DRC. IEEE, pp. 89-90. ISBN 0780382846

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)


The short-channel performance of amorphous silicon-based thin film transistors (TFT) on high-temperature plastic substrate, was investigated. The TFT device structure was modified and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) was used to enhance the adhesion between the SiN x buffer and the substrate. The source-gate leakage current was smaller than 0.01 nA and it was limited by the measurement apparatus. The results show that the plastic substrates were freestanding and not mounted to rigid susbtrates for fabrication, which is critical for maintaining a clean and clear back surface for the optical devices.