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Inorganic Semiconductor Nanomaterials for High-Performance Flexible Electronics

  1. Jong-Hyun Ahn1,2,
  2. Alfred J. Baca3,
  3. John A. Rogers3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia355

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Ahn, J.-H., Baca, A. J. and Rogers, J. A. 2009. Inorganic Semiconductor Nanomaterials for High-Performance Flexible Electronics. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea

  3. 3

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

Abstract

This article reviews several classes of high-quality inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials for high-performance flexible and stretchable electronics in two- or three-dimensional layouts. Approaches for fabricating inorganic semiconductors in the forms of wires, ribbons, and membranes, and methods for integrating these materials on flexible substrates are presented. Finally, perspectives on the trends for future work related to flexible electronics are described.

Keywords:

  • flexible electronics;
  • inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials;
  • top-down approach;
  • dry transfer printing;
  • thin-film transistor;
  • stretchable electronics;
  • 3-D heterogeneous integrated circuits