Inkjet Printing of Functional materials

There are a lot of high-tech techniques that could fabricate individual nanoscale objects and structures. There is, however, no technique which could fabricate individual nanoscale objects and structures quickly and cheaply.

The main aim of the inkjet group is to develop a concept that allows us to prove the opposite mentality. We deal with self-organized inks and new printing concept which allow patterning the solid state objects below the diffraction limit. For example, we have already approved inkjet for fabrication 4 different types of holograms: opal, computer generated, rainbow and scratch holography. Also, the new concept for full-color printing from colorless inks was realized. Further, substances with the optical properties of liquid crystals based on nanocrystalline cellulose were inkjet printed. Besides, the inkjet printing of optical waveguides for the single-mode operation was successfully accomplished.