In the TUCscicast Dr. Georg Schmidt responds the questions about the latest developments of T-PAPER technology, advantages of the printed electronics today as well as the ideas for the future applications on the basis of printed paper lodspeakers. You will find the TUCscicast in every podcast app!
Finally we can present our T-RING prototype!
In the new T-PAPER video you can see one of the final applications which could be realized with paper-based piezoelectric loudspeakers. A 360° surround-sound installation can be used in exhibition booth as well as for acoustic accompaniment of museum exhibits.
T-PAPER team published their new scientific paper on „Paper-Embedded Roll-to-Roll Mass Printed Piezoelectric Transducers“ in Advanced Materials. Georg C. Schmidt and co-authors could realize an innovative concept for large-area piezoelectric devices on paper made by means of cost efficient roll-to-roll mass printing. Also post printing technologies including inline poling were realized at the Institute for Print and Media Technology.
TU Chemnitz presented in the press release a 360° surround-sound installation made with a 387 cm long paper web consisting of 56 piezoelectric speakers. The paper loudspeaker web including printed wiring weighs only about 150 gramm.
Video clip on T-PAPER project is available on the Youtube channel of TU Chemnitz.
The T-PAPER team published their latest study of “Fully Printed Piezoelectric Polymer Loudspeakers with Enhanced Acoustic Performance” in Advanced Engineering Materials. Xunlin Qiu, Georg C. Schmidt, Pramul Muraleedhara Panicker, Ricardo Alonso Quintana Soler, Aravindan Joseph Benjamin and Arved C. Hübler investigated the influence of remanent polarization and the area of the piezoelectrically active layer on the acoustic output of the loudspeakers. Dielectric spectroscopy was used to study the dielectric properties of the printed loudspeakers before and after poling. Due to the remanent polarization the T-PAPER team could realize a much higher sound pressure level than that achieved by previous tests.
Moreover, this work provides a better comprehension of functionality of fully printed piezoelectric polymer loudspeakers.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research published a report on the last VIP+ Innovation Conference 2019 in Berlin. The T-PAPER team also participated in the Conference 2019. Their printed loudspeaker was presented at the exhibition VIP+UP! .
The aim of the Innovation Conference is a technology transfer from universities to industry. The grant-aided projects have an opportunity to exchange their experiences and to present their latest developments.
The T-PAPER project is funded under VIP+ program by the Ministry of Education and Research since 2017.
The T-PAPER project participated in the 17th International Symposium on Electrets at the University of Limerick.
Dr. Xunlin Qiu talked about “Fully printed polymer layer structures as flexible piezoelectric loudspeaker” and took part in some workshops. He also got a chance to talk about the latest developments of the T-PAPER project with colleagues from Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, Denmark and Austria.
Furthermore, the IEEE 17th International Symposium on Electrets was a great opportunity to meet some industrial representatives, such as Bosch Group and Altratech.
While the T-Paper crew at pmTUC is continously developing new printing process technology for the R2R realisation of the sounding and sensing paper, our first application demonstrator – the T-Book 2 – will be presented for the second time to a broad audience. This time, the book will be visible (and of course audible) at the LOPEC – the largest fair and conference for printed electronics which takes place at Messe Munich from March 13-15. The T-Book will be presented at the booth of the organic electronic association (OE-A) within a competition for novel printed electronic devices and demonstrators (only March 14-15).