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Colloquium | Nanoscience and Technology Division

Making Printable Flexible Electronics a Reality: Polymers, Heterojunctions, Amorphous Oxides/Alloys, and Solar Cells

NST Colloquium

Abstract: This lecture focuses on the challenging of designing, realizing, characterizing, hybridizing, and understanding new, dissimilar materials families for unconventional electronics. Fabrication methodologies to achieve these goals will ultimately include high-throughput, large-area, high-resolution printing and coating techniques. Materials design topics discussed include

  1. Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type soft matter semiconductors for organic CMOS
  2. Self-assembled and reconfigurable high-k dielectrics enabling ultralarge capacitance, low- leakage, high-breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and radiation hardness
  3. Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for printable, transparent, and mechanically flexible electronics
  4. Hybrid organic + inorganic semiconductors for high carrier mobility, optical transparency, and mechanical flexibility
  5. Combining these materials sets to rapidly fabricate scalable, flexible thin-film transistor and photovoltaic devices