The Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE) focuses on the development of thin film and hybrid systems for advanced electronics applications.
We fabricate devices and systems using low thermal budget techniques for a variety of applications, including sensing, mechanical actuation, display, and energy conversion. A number of these systems have been advanced to commercial use.
Our group also applies advanced analytical techniques to understand the underlying physics in thin film systems. This allows us to develop both fundamental insights and additional knowledge that can be applied to the development of new devices and systems.
Our group fabricates new devices and characterizes them using a range of techniques including photocurrent analysis, impedance spectroscopy, and synchrotron x-ray studies.
Our facilities allow for the fabrication of lithographically processed and printed organic electronic systems, allowing for the development of a range of new devices and systems with low thermal budgets and hybrid capabilities.
Working with a number of partners, we have developed a number of systems that take advantage of excimer laser recrystallization and low thermal budget piezoelectric material deposition for hybrid integration and CMOS+ functionalities.