Fundamental Technologies

Develop fundamental technologies for product design and production techniques which contribute to high-quality product manufacturing and continuous growth of the Ricoh group as well.

Main Technologies

High-resolution Electrodes Patterning Technology Using Printing Methods

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  • Ricoh has developed a fine TFT array on flexible substrates using several printing methods at low temperature.

Crystallization of PZT Film by Laser Annealing Technology

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  • Crystallizing PZT film using laser irradiation, acquiring the displacement characteristics required for PZT.
 

Lead-Free Piezoelectric Material

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  • A lead-free piezoelectric film, which has electromechanical properties comparable to those of PZT, on a Si substrate.

Technology Applied in Developing Piezoelectric Thin Film Using Ink-Jet Printing Method

image:Technology Applied in Developing Piezo Thin Film Using Ink-Jet Printing Method

  • A few micron thick piezo thin film actuator using the ink-jet printing (IJP) method
 

High-Power and Small-Package Green Laser

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  • Successful development of a compact, low-heat light source for high-power, visible-light lasers

High-Quality Gallium Nitride Crystals

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  • A method for growing high-quality crystals with dislocation density reduced by three orders of magnitude
 

Micro-shape Formation Technology - Microhoneycomb

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  • Formation of a large-surface microhoneycomb structure using a bubble inflation mechanism

Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

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  • An organic semiconductor material technology for producing electronic devices using printing methods
 

Simulation and Visualization Analysis of Developer Powder Flow in Copiers and Printers

image:Simulation and Visualization Analysis of Developer Powder Flow in Copiers and Printers

  • X-ray visualization and simulation analysis of the flow of electrophotography developer powder

Advanced Material Analysis Technology

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  • Analysis of chemical components in toner particles using a nanolevel 3D observation technique
 

Super-resolution Patterning Technique Using Inorganic Material

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  • The formation of minute patterns using thermal change of inorganic resist material

Thin Optical Disk Stabilization Technology Using Air Bearing

image:Thin Optical Disk Stabilization Technology Using Air Bearing

  • A technology that makes possible the high-speed rotation of disks as thin as paper
 

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