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Printed passive electronic components for smart packaging

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.22.01  Engineering sciences and technologies  Communications technology  Graphic technology 

Code Science Field
S265  Social sciences  Press and communication sciences 
smart packaging, printing, electronic elements, functional printing ink
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (15)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  22103  PhD Helena Gabrijelčič Tomc  Communications technology  Researcher  2008 - 2011  410 
2.  28578  MSc Jernej Goljevšček  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2010 - 2011 
3.  18791  PhD Gorazd Golob  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2008 - 2011  400 
4.  27704  PhD Nina Hauptman  Chemistry  Researcher  2008 - 2011  98 
5.  04423  PhD Marta Klanjšek Gunde  Electronic components and technologies  Head  2008 - 2011  559 
6.  10303  Ratimir Kuzma Cigoj  Electronic components and technologies  Technical associate  2008 - 2011 
7.  03494  PhD Marijan Maček  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2008 - 2011  178 
8.  19590  PhD Deja Muck  Communications technology  Researcher  2008 - 2011  516 
9.  24916  Franci Novak    Technical associate  2008 - 2011 
10.  02377  PhD Vojan Rozman  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2008 - 2010  79 
11.  17722  PhD Marica Starešinič  Communications technology  Researcher  2008 - 2011  259 
12.  21373  PhD Raša Urbas  Communications technology  Researcher  2008 - 2011  307 
13.  20048  PhD Alenka Vesel  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2008 - 2011  680 
14.  29275  PhD Tjaša Vrlinič  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2008 - 2011  16 
15.  29493  PhD Maša Žveglič  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2008 - 2011  34 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  21,268 
2.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  88,083 
3.  1538  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering  Ljubljana  1626965  27,556 
4.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  19,920 
We plan to prepare precise structures of passive electronic elements where modern printing methods will be applied. Such elements will be connected together into working systems and used in smart packaging. Some prototypes of these structures will be printed on classical printing substrates such as plastic and paper and their operation will be demonstrated. An example of such systems is a capacitive chemical humidity sensor. The design of electronic structures will be adjusted for the purposes of modern printing techniques. We will develop functional printing inks with suitable properties. UV curing systems with environmental friendly components will be applied for functional printing ink. By the selective surface activation we will pattern the printing substrate in order to enhance the resolution of printing process. The project will create basic knowledge and technological experiences requred for printing of cost effective electronic systems directly onto packaging. It includes passive electronic elements and active as well. Combination of these systems will enable communication and additional functionality in the entire sales chain. Typical examples are systems for radiofrequency identification and communication.
Significance for science
Connections between microstructure of printed layers and their electrical properties (specific conductivity and dielectric constant) are one of the most important scientific achievements of the research project. It was found that these properties vary also in layers which are from graphic technology issues fully dried / cured. These are very important issues for further research in this interdisciplinary field of science. The possibilities of in-situ printability control for printed electronics during successive printing phases opens new possibilities for research in the field of image analysis and reliability of printed electronics. Important contribution to the science on this special field is also the influence of packaging and environment on working possibilities of RFID tags. The improvement possibilities applying different antennae design and detailed analysis of influences coming from surroundings are important contributions to the science on this field.
Significance for the country
• Dissemination of knowledge about printed electronics in Slovenia goes through national journal Grafičar and within consultation meetings of experts from the area of graphic technology, electronic devices and materials (MIDEM). Some information was also provided on fairs Graph&Pack held in Celje each second year. • The study and research within the area of printed electronics was successfully introduced on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering and on Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana. The interest in study and research on this field is continuously growing. • A successful introducing of the course entitled “Principles of electronics for application in printed electronics” on the doctoral program (3rd bologna level) on graphic and interactive communications at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering • Growing interest of printing houses for possibility to introduce printed electronics in the production. This interest was contributed to successful educational work of the project group and large participation of students in it. • The measurements of exposures to incoherent radiation sources, determination of the corresponding degree of photobiological safety and possible protections ways for our experimental printing room are very important. This study enable to introduce the ecologically acceptable and safely measures for printing with contemporary materials and equipment under all environmental and safety regulations. • The international association FESPA express the intention to set a regional centre of excellence for graphic art technology in Slovenia. This is also practical recognition of the research done on this project; some of results are interesting also for international professional community and prove that we would be able to be a leader in providing new knowledge. It also confirms large interest for the new application area of graphic products within the area of printed electronics or application of printing as a technology for high technology products such as displays, batteries, photovoltaics, antennae, and sensors.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2008, 2009, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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