Advanced Carbon-Based Materials and Fabrication Techniques for Printable Transducers for Sensing Applications (Printed Electronics Europe 2015)

Dr Stephen Gibbons, Director of Technology
Brewer Science, Inc.
United States
Apr 28, 2015.

Presentation Summary

Brewer Science continues to develop printable carbon-based electronics materials to enable transducer and sensor technologies for a wide span of applications. Ultrafast temperature, humidity, gas, and biosensors can all be used in health, industrial, and environmental monitoring applications. Strain and stress sensors can be used to monitor a wide range of conditions such as structural integrity, conditions shipping containers have experienced in transit, and even, potentially, the flex strain on airplane wings. Many of these applications provide elements critical to the future Internet of Things.
To facilitate these transducer and sensor technologies, key materials are needed. Two materials that are in advanced development at Brewer Science are surfactant-free carbon nanotube and graphene dispersions that meet CMOS purity requirements. Surfactant-free carbon dispersions are critical to prevent variability in device performance, and they also reduce waste streams. The CMOS purity of these materials aids in device-to-device consistency and allows the transducers to have high stability with minimal hysteresis during the lifetime of the device.

Speaker Biography (Stephen Gibbons)

Dr. Stephen E. Gibbons serves as the Director of Technology, Carbon Electronics Division for Brewer Science, Inc., Rolla, MO, USA. From 2009 - 2012 Steve served as the Analytical & Characterization Laboratory Manager. Prior to 2009, responsibilities included material and wafer process engineering, quality assurance, new business development, and customer support. Before joining Brewer Science in 2000, Steve served in the US Armed Forces. Steve graduated in 1995 with a BS degree in Mathematics and again in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.

Company Profile (Brewer Science)

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Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, and LED lighting. Brewer Science provides process flexibility and a competitive edge for its customers and plays a critical role in the supply chain.
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