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Printed Electronics: Fabrication and Application Workshop

SERDANG, September 15 - ION2 organized a post-iSAMN2023 workshop titled "Printed Electronics: Fabrication and Application" on September 14 and 15, 2023, at the Functional Nanotechnology Device Laboratory, ION2. Initially initiated in 2017 with the name 'Thick Film Fabrication Workshop,' this workshop came to a halt for 3 years due to the Movement Control Order (PKP).

This year, the workshop was conducted in conjunction with the iSAMN2023 event as a post-workshop and was renamed "Printed Electronics: Fabrication and Application." As in previous years, the workshop was a collaborative effort with ION2's startup company, Serdang Paste Tech Sdn. Bhd., and industry collaborator Khai Lien Silk Screen Supplies (KLSS) Sdn. Bhd.

The first day started with a practical session focusing on the preparation of thick film paste. After a break, the workshop continued with a demonstration on testing the produced film using a rheometer to analyze the flow pattern. In the afternoon, a lecture on the introduction to screen printing technology and thick film was conducted by Prof. Dr. Mohd Nizar Hamidon. Subsequently, the workshop proceeded with testing using a 4-point probe, introducing participants to techniques for obtaining resistive and conductive readings for the produced thick film.

The second day began with a visit to the facilities of Khai Lien Silk Screen Supplies Sdn. Bhd. in Semenyih. Mr. Lucas Goh, Senior Manager of KLSS, explained the stencil screen manufacturing process in his lecture. Participants were then taken to the production area to provide firsthand experience of the entire stencil preparation process. The workshop concluded with a demonstration of gas sensor testing in the FNDL laboratory in the afternoon, showcasing how sensors fabricated using screen printing methods were tested using a developed gas testing system.

Feedback from participants at the end of the workshop was predominantly positive, with hopes for its continuation in the coming years. The workshop is expected to foster connections among participants with similar research scopes or interests, particularly in the field of printed electronics.

 

Reported by,
Dr Intan Helina Hasa
Research Officer, ION2

Date of Input: 26/09/2023 | Updated: 26/01/2024 | roslina_ar

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