Case ID: M18-117P

Published: 2018-12-20 13:12:50

Last Updated: 1677135805


Meng Wang
Yuxia Shen
Sefaattin Tongay
Matthew Green
Ying Qin
Sijie Yang

Technology categories

Advanced Materials/NanotechnologyPhysical Science

Technology keywords

Materials and Electronics
Mechanical and Manufacturing

Licensing Contacts

Physical Sciences Team

Scalable Manufacturing of 2D Coordination Polymer Films


Two dimensional (2D) polymers are relatively new types of organic materials with remarkable electronic and structural properties, making them attractive for a variety of applications. Unlike traditional polymers, monomer building units are arranged in a sheet-like manner to form 2D networks of 2D polymeric materials. This opens a wide range of new applications for polymers in the nanoelectronics, photonics, and biomedical fields. However, efficient high-volume production of 2D polymers has not been successfully established. Isolation of single-layer polymers, ability to achieve large, defect-free areas, and control over crystallinity and thickness remain critical challenges for 2D polymer production.


Invention Description

Researchers at Arizona State University have developed an innovative system for scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of 2D polymers. Synthesis of a variety of 2D polymeric materials is achieved using a two-phase technique coupled with a roll-to-roll mechanism for collecting 2D polymeric sheets at a controlled rate. Polymer thickness, crystallinity, and structure can be controlled through adjustment of various manufacturing parameters.


Potential Applications

•       Nanoelectronics 

•       Photonics

•       Catalysis

•       Porous membranes


Benefits and Advantages

•       Innovative – Enables cost-effective, large-scale deposition of 2D polymers onto flexible substrates, currently unachievable with existing techniques

•       Scalable – Design emphasizes industrial compatibility and potential for large-scale manufacturing of 2D polymers     

•       Tunable – Allows close control of the thickness, crystallinity and structure of produced 2D polymers


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