High gas barrier layers for encapsulation of flexible electronics

Gas barrier layers are required for the encapsulation of air-sensitive elements for packaging and flexible device technologies.  The move away from plastic (oil-based) film for packaging applications to bio-origin and biodegradable materials comes with it a need for barrier layers tailored for such materials.  Similarly, the prospect of disposable/soluble wearable or implantable devices e.g. for continuous health monitoring brings with it a requirement for encapsulation of the functional components with barrier layers.  This project will seek to develop biodegradable/soluble encapsulation layers based on large-scale vacuum-deposited coatings

Ca test images showing distribution of the water vapour permeation

Ca test images showing distribution of the water vapour permeation

 

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