Zirconia Ribbon Ceramic

Thin E-Strate®: A high temperature capable ceramic, with moisture and air barrier properties, that can be economically roll-to-roll coated.

 

To read the History of Zircona Ribbon Ceramics, follow this link:  To History ZRC R2R

 


Available Formats: Ribbon, Coupons, Sheet, and Wafer

Thin E-Strate® overcomes the limitations of previously available substrate materials to open new doors in advancing the development of higher performance and new capability products.  Technologists have had diminishing returns as the attempt to overcome the shortcomings of substrates made from silicon wafers, thin metal, glass, polyimide and aluminum oxide.

As a ceramic, 3YSZ is inert, of high purity, and tolerates processing temperatures to 1200°C.  With its low thermal mass in ultra-thin sheet format, it can tolerate high thermal shock during deposition or coating processes and in applications.  There are differing definitions of flexible, but as seen in the above pencil picture, ENrG defines flexibility as its ability to wrap around a 7mm diameter standard no. 2 pencil.

Being ultra thin, at 20-40 microns thick, it presents a very low thermal resistance path for heat removal and a super thin profile for components. Multiple layers of active coated Thin E-Strate® can be stacked for high density, high performance chemistries such as batteries.  The impermeable, high density nature of Thin E-Strate® protects the integrity of those chemistries from internal and external contamination.

 

Credit to the Holst Institute for the above picture showing their OLED technology on Thin E-Strate®

Thin E-Strate® ceramic is non-conductive like an insulator, and through propriety ENrG manufacturing technology is flexible like a metal thereby enabling the development of products that conform to tight curved spaces.

Currently available in ribbons in 10-60 mm rolls, various size coupons, sheets and wafers.  ENrG's product roadmap includes 110 mm wide rolls in 2019.

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  • Posted June 28, 2019

    TECHCONNECT 2019, Boston, MA Presentation

    Multi-Application Circuits Presentation...more

  • Posted April 11, 2019

    Ultra-Thin Compact Flexible Antenna For IoT Applications

    Goal: To design and manufacture an ultra-thin flexible antenna based on novel ceramic material for IoT at 2.7GHz and 5.8GHZ, comparing dimensions and performance with conventional substrates (Rigid ARLON 25N and flexible PP)....more

  • Posted February 7, 2019

    Thin E-Strate Wafers available in the SEMI-Conductor industry Spec. with low volume pricing break

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  • Posted October 30, 2018

    Ultra-Thin, solid-state rechargable battery with vertically integrated solar cell

    ITN Energy Systems and ENrG Inc. have developed and demonstrated a promising new thin, flexible solid state lithium rechargeable battery (SSLB) for flexible electronics, smart wearables, and medical devices....more

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Advantages of Using Thin E-Strate®

Thin E-Strate® for active or passive device fabrication. More robust than silicon.

As a ceramic, 3YSZ is inert, of high purity, tolerates processing temperatures to 1200°C, and with its low thermal mass can tolerate high thermal shock during deposition or coating processes.

Being ultra thin to 20 microns thick, it presents a very low thermal resistance path for heat removal and a super thin profile for component coating.  Multi-layers of active layer coated Thin E-Strate® can easily be stacked into low profile components.

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Industry Applications of Thin E-Strate®

Thin E-Strate® redefines the world of robust flexible ultra-thin ceramic foils.  Major applications include:

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    Solar PV
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    Fuel Cells
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    Electronics
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    Gas Sensors
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    Cladding