Aristotle University and AIXTRON collaborate
AIXTRON SE, a German manufacturer of deposition systems, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, today announced that they will closely cooperate in the European SMARTONICS project started in January 2013. The project’s main focus is to propel market penetration of organic electronics.
“SMARTONICS pursues a comprehensive set of ambitious goals”, says Prof Stergios Logothetidis, director of Laboratory for Thin Films - Nanosystems & Nanometrology (LTFN) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. “Under the project’s scope a variety of novel organic materials will be developed and processes optimised through computational modelling. For production processes, we will predominantly concentrate our efforts on AIXTRON’s proprietary OVPD evaporation process as well as on roll-to-roll printing machines combined with precision optical sensing tools and laser processes.”
The SMARTONICS consortium consists of eight industrial partners, four research institutes, and six universities, spread widely across Europe. Up to December 2016, the project partners will investigate how existing production and process technologies in the field of organic electronics can be further improved.