Project info



“In-line and Real-time digital nano-characterization technologies for the high yield manufacturing of Flexible Organic Electronics”

RealNano is an ambitious 36-month project that will develop rapid real-time nano-characterization
materials tools & methodologies based on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Raman Spectroscopy, Imaging
Photoluminescence and Laser Beam Induced Current Mapping that will be integrated to in-line R2R
(Roll-to-Roll) Printing and OVPD (Organic Vapor Phase Deposition) Pilot-to-Production Lines (PPLs) for
characterization of Organic & Printed Electronics (OE) nano- materials, layers, devices and products
during their manufacturing. It will bring Digital Intelligence to manufacturing by combining, fast and
non-destructive characterization tools and methodologies (high speed resolution at nanoscale, capable
for multiple integration, advanced data management and analysis), to provide robust information and
quality control on the nanomaterial properties and products quality, reliable manufacturing, without
affecting the process.
O1. Develop rapid and real-time nanoscale, multi- modal & scale characterization tools/methodologies
for OEs
O2. Integrate the non-destructive nano-characterization tools in in-line R2R printing and OVPD PPLs
O3. Develop characterization Protocols and Data Management for interoperability across industries
O4. Demonstrate the tools in industrial OE processes for improvement of quality and reliability of
O5. Validation of OE product quality and manufacturability on commercial applications

O6. Effective Transfer of results to industry by Open Innovation (Dissemination, Training,
Networking/Clustering) and Management

OET’s role in the project
• Nano-manufacturing of printed OE devices & Real time characterization & Process Optimization
• Upgrade of R2R MCP (hardware & Software)
• Integration of real-time characterization tools in pilot lines and assessment of operation
• Assessment of improvement of manufacturing process in terms of time and resources
• OPV & OLED demonstrators for automotive & prototype validation, Market replication