MicroContinuum, Inc. is the developer of advanced technology and manufacturing systems for producing nano-scale structures on flexible and rigid materials.

Our nanoMesh™ transparent conductive film is a breakthrough technology for producing patterns of metal lines that are virtually invisible--below 1 micron wide.  nanoMesh is applicable to very large and growing markets, such as bendable, flexible and wearable displays; energy harvesting and photovoltaics; solid-state lighting and smart windows.

By applying our innovative roll-to-roll (R2R) technology to fields such as flexible electronics, displays, solar energy, photonics, optics and data storage, we can offer competitive advantages through lower cost, higher throughput and larger area production. We work closely with leading technology firms, Fortune 500 companies, universities and the U.S. Government to dramatically improve products and manufacturing processes.

These are some of the technologies we're involved in. Please click on images in the slideshow to see more.

  • Transparent Conductors image rotator Transparent Conductors Low-cost patterned films for electronic devices and OLED lighting.
  • Flexible Electronics image rotator Flexible Electronics Thin-film transistors and circuit components on plastic films for rollable displays, electronics and sensor networks.
  • Photovoltaics photovoltaics Photovoltaics Use of nanopatterned substrates in solar cells for improved efficiency and reduced costs.
  • Nanoantenna nanoantenna Nanoantenna Fabrication of nano-scale antennas and terahertz electronics for energy harvesting and THz-wave detection.
  • Optical Data Storage data storage Optical Data Storage Roll-to-roll nanoforming and thin-film vacuum coating to produce extreme capacity archival data storage media.
  • In-Line Roll Processing Inline roll processing In-Line R2R Processing Growth and harvesting of arrays of custom-shaped particles for chemical, biological and sensor/detection applications.

News at MicroContinuum

MicroContinuum received MassVentures START Grant to pursue advanced roll-to-roll nanomaterials.

DOE awards $1.43 million grant to our Partner, Iowa State University, and MicroContinuum

Dr. Dennis Slafer at the 18th International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technologies (NNT 2019) from October 14-16, 2019 in Boston

Issued MicroContinuum Patents

Enhanced Light Extraction from OLEDs Fabricated on Patterned Plastic Substrates Hippola, C., Kaudal, R., Manna, E., Xiao, T., Peer, A., Biswas, R., Slafer, W. D., Trovato, T., Shinar, J., Shinar, R., Advanced Optical Materials 2018, 6, 1701244.

Enhanced outcoupling of light from OLEDs fabricated on corrugated polycarbonate and PET substrates (Conference Presentation)Chamika Hippola, Rajiv Kaudal, Eeshita Manna, Thomas Trovato, Dennis Slafer, Rana Biswas, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, "Enhanced outcoupling of light from OLEDs fabricated on corrugated polycarbonate and PET substrates (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10362, Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XXI, 103620I (19 September 2017)