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Energy Focus: Design of imperceptible plastic electronics make flexible electronic devices promising

Jean L. Njoroge
2015 MRS bulletin  
Such materials are in demand in applications in textiles, wearable as glasses, and inner organs like hearts where fl exibility, compliance, weight, and softness are important to next-generation electronic  ...  Such highly reliable transparent electrodes form the basis of new avenues for the design of complex, hybrid rigid-island stretchable-interconnect electronic devices such as light-emitting diode strips  ... 
doi:10.1557/mrs.2015.101 fatcat:vqwunvdshjfipppc6ekqjmtlke

Radio frequency electronics on plastic

F. Ellinger, K. Ishida, R. Shabanpour, T. Meister, B. K. Boroujeni, C. Carta, L. Petti, G. A. Salvatore, G. Troster, N. Munzenrieder
2015 2015 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC)  
To achieve a sufficiently high yield, TFTs with gate lengths of around 5 μm are used for the circuit design.  ...  Finally, an outlook regarding future advancements of high frequency electronics on plastic is given.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors want to thank the EU project FLEXIBILITY (no. 287568), the DFG priority program FFlexCom (SPP 1796), the DFG funded Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden and the DFG project  ... 
doi:10.1109/imoc.2015.7369178 fatcat:bdtgq3f6hfgf3it4yvxo3srdde

Plastic electronics based conformable electronic circuits

F. Bossuyt, S. Dunphy, J. Vanfleteren, J. De Baets, K. Pacheco Morillo, J. Van den Brand
2012 2012 4th Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference  
In this contribution, results on technology developments are presented aiming to realize conformable electronic systems based on plastic electronics technologies.  ...  The major part of this contribution is on the mechanical characterization of these plastic electronics based technologies.  ...  Different materials and designs have been evaluated in order to be able to make design decisions in function of end applications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/estc.2012.6542085 fatcat:uvboffwyxjabblnc22wcahm4aa

Device optimization for integration of thin-film power electronics with thin-film energy-harvesting devices to create power-delivery systems on plastic sheets

Warren Rieutort-Louis, Josue Sanz Robinson, Yingzhe Hu, Liechao Huang, James C. Sturm, Naveen Verma, Sigurd Wagner
2012 2012 International Electron Devices Meeting  
The integration of power electronics using the same thin-film technology on a single substrate could form a path for creating complete systems on plastic for addressing a wide range of powering applications  ...  These systems enable near-field wireless power transfer to load devices for applications such as ubiquitous plug-free charging stations [1] and self-powered sensing skins, without requiring external power  ...  It serves as a practical representative application, wherein a DC harvester output (e.g. from flexible solar modules) is converted to AC for an integrated system for proximity wireless-charging of loads  ... 
doi:10.1109/iedm.2012.6479029 fatcat:u2g2d5gtwbgrvdilaoc3phpneq

Fast-Switching Printed Organic Electrochemical Transistors Including Electronic Vias Through Plastic and Paper Substrates

Jun Kawahara, Peter Andersson Ersman, Kazuya Katoh, Magnus Berggren
2013 IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices  
In addition to this, the transistors are exhibiting fast switching and high on/off current ratios.  ...  The transistors are manufactured along both faces of paper or plastic substrates and via connections are realized using laser ablation and simple punch through using a pin.  ...  Also, the authors wish to thank VINNOVA (Printed Electronics Arena), KAW (Power Papers) and Önnesjö Foundation for additional financial support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ted.2013.2258923 fatcat:dfjc5dv6jbehld2snnkapbfxxi

Next stretch for plastic electronics

Graham P Collins
2004 Scientific American  
To begin with, the transistors need to be more durable to withstand bending and flexing of the material. Such applications do not, however, require high performance of the transistors.  ...  (From the perspective of a hole, the valence band is almost empty: every electron there is akin to a location to which the hole can move.)  ... 
pmid:15298122 fatcat:prf3opvtxvhwtihgfk7seini4u

An Imperceptible Plastic Electronic Wrap

Michael Drack, Ingrid Graz, Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Takao Someya, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Siegfried Bauer
2014 Advanced Materials  
boards (Figure 1 d) , creating a form of electronic plastic kitchen wrap.  ...  The imperceptible electronic foil technology platform offers new avenues for the design of complex, stretchable electronic devices based on the hybrid rigid-island-stretchableinterconnect concept. [ 20  ...  Identifying and understanding failure mechanism will help in assessing optimal materials and guide device designs.  ... 
doi:10.1002/adma.201403093 pmid:25332107 pmcid:PMC4315904 fatcat:ar6uktpksfgj3opci6yamojb4u

3D Printed structural electronics: embedding and connecting electronic components into freeform electronic devices

Hessel H. H. Maalderink, Fabien B. J. Bruning, Mathijs M. R. de Schipper, John J. J. van der Werff, Wijnand W. C. Germs, Joris J. C. Remmers, Erwin R. Meinders
2017 Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering  
A number of challenges need to be overcome in order to address the potential of complete free form manufacturing of electronic devices.  ...  of conductive material.  ...  Potential applications include (but are not limited to) customised lighting [3] , antenna structures [4] and wearable electronic devices [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1080/14658011.2017.1418165 fatcat:3wxbfla64zeehhyrf3yz55dpsm

Bithiazole: An Intriguing Electron-Deficient Building for Plastic Electronic Applications

Haw-Lih Su, Dusan N. Sredojevic, Hugo Bronstein, Tobin J. Marks, Bob C. Schroeder, Mohammed Al-Hashimi
2017 Macromolecular rapid communications  
Keywords: bithiazole based polymers, π-conjugated materials, acceptor building blocks, organic field effect transistors (OFET), organic photovoltaics (OPV). based polymers could be incorporated into all-electron  ...  Computational methods were used to discuss some newly designed acceptor building blocks that have the potential to be polymerized with fused bithiazole moiety, hence, propelling the advancement of air  ...  Acknowledgment The authors gratefully acknowledge support for this work from the Qatar National Research Fund project number: NPRP 7-286-1-046.  ... 
doi:10.1002/marc.201600610 pmid:28251727 fatcat:ocg7tzizyve7zkktf7w5rcqpoe

High-Performance TFTs Fabricated on Plastic Substrates

F. Lemmi, W. Chung, S. Lin, P.M. Smith, T. Sasagawa, B.C. Drews, A. Hua, J.R. Stern, J.Y. Chen
2004 IEEE Electron Device Letters  
Laser crystallization is used to grow poly-Si, and a quarter-wavelength stack layer is deposited to protect plastic from the laser processing.  ...  Plastic sheets are laminated onto carrier wafers, to allow use of automated tools for manufacturing.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank all the personnel who supported this work at FlexICs and Prof. M.O. Thompson at Cornell University for helpful discussion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/led.2004.831208 fatcat:eovuszjfgfcyjkkqwhoeve6nki

Flexible high-performance nonvolatile memory by transferring GAA silicon nanowire SONOS onto a plastic substrate

Ji-Min Choi, Jin-Woo Han, Yang-Kyu Choi
2014 2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting  
This achievement is realized through the transfer of an ultrathin film consisting of single crystalline silicon nanowire (SiNW) gate-all-around (GAA) SONOS memory devices onto a plastic substrate from  ...  Flexible nonvolatile memory is demonstrated with excellent memory properties comparable to the traditional wafer-based rigid type of memory.  ...  A film design in which the devices lie near the neutral mechanical plane would be the best option for the ultra-flexibility.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iedm.2014.7047122 fatcat:wgwyzzcsafdrzdedsncwlqon6q

Large-area plastic nanogap electronics enabled by adhesion lithography

James Semple, Dimitra G. Georgiadou, Gwenhivir Wyatt-Moon, Minho Yoon, Akmaral Seitkhan, Emre Yengel, Stephan Rossbauer, Francesca Bottacchi, Martyn A. McLachlan, Donal D. C. Bradley, Thomas D. Anthopoulos
2018 npj Flexible Electronics  
We use this technique to fabricate a plethora of nanoscale electronic devices based on symmetric and asymmetric coplanar electrodes separated by a nanogap < 15 nm.  ...  Large-area manufacturing of flexible nanoscale electronics has long been sought by the printed electronics industry.  ...  EP/G037515/1, and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics (CIM-LAE) grant no. EP/K03099X/1. We also thank also Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41528-018-0031-3 fatcat:etmaalj2tjcxjisclvdllgkw64

Direct writing of anodic oxides for plastic electronics

Christian Michael Siket, Nadine Tillner, Andrei Ionut Mardare, Amir Reuveny, Carina Daniela Grill, Florian Hartmann, Gerald Kettlgruber, Richard Moser, Jan Philipp Kollender, Takao Someya, Achim Walter Hassel, Martin Kaltenbrunner (+1 others)
2018 npj Flexible Electronics  
Applicable to the whole class of valve metals and their alloys, our method provides a versatile fabrication technique for the circuits that empower the flexible and stretchable electronics of tomorrow.  ...  directly on imperceptible plastic substrates.  ...  We thank Gabriela Schimo and Sarah Walkner from the Institute for Technology of Inorganic Materials for fruitful discussions and assistance. We gratefully thank Pütz Folien GmbH + Co.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41528-018-0036-y fatcat:bdqr74dbyvecjmmvyvovzaieri

Bendable GaN high electron mobility transistors on plastic substrates

Keon Jae Lee, Matthew A. Meitl, Jong-Hyun Ahn, John A. Rogers, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Vipan Kumar, Ilesanmi Adesida
2006 Journal of Applied Physics  
A procedure for fabricating flexible forms of high electron mobility transistors ͑HEMTs͒ supported on plastic substrates is described.  ...  so-called microstructured semiconductor inkand soft-lithographic printing methods to effect their registered transfer to a plastic substrate.  ...  The current range of application, however, is limited by the performance of devices made from these semiconductors.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.2349837 fatcat:enyirmearrbmjj3n43hgbzyke4

Self-Aligned Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Transistors Fabricated on Clear Plastic at 300 $^{\circ}\hbox{C}$

K H Cherenack, B Hekmatshoar, James C Sturm, Sigurd Wagner
2010 IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices  
These results show that it is possible to fabricate state-of-the-art self-aligned a-Si:H TFTs and TFT circuits on plastic substrates.  ...  Self-alignment allowed us to fabricate discrete TFTs across 7 × 7 cm 2 of a free-standing sheet of CP foil to reduce the TFT channel length L to 3 μm and reduce the S/D overlap with the gate L SD to ∼1  ...  Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, developing materials, processes, and components for flexible large-area electronics, electrotextiles, and electronic skin.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ted.2010.2056132 fatcat:supml4yi2radxleml3h4s4zkbq
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