Plastic electronic devices: From materials design to device applications
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2005
© 2005 Lucent Technologies Inc.
Bell Labs Technical Journal
Special Issue: Nanotechnology
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 87–105, Autumn (Fall) 2005
How to Cite
Reichmanis, E., Katz, H., Kloc, C. and Maliakal, A. (2005), Plastic electronic devices: From materials design to device applications. Bell Labs Tech. J., 10: 87–105. doi: 10.1002/bltj.20106
- Issue published online: 17 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: JUN 2005
Whether molecular solids, oligomers, or polymers, organic materials have been shown to be attractive candidates for both passive and active roles in electronic devices because of their compatibility with high-throughput, lowcost processing techniques and their capability to be precisely functionalized through the techniques of organic synthesis to afford desired performance attributes. Structure at both molecular- and nano-scale will impact attributes such as morphology (surface roughness, grain size), adhesion, mechanical integrity, solubility, and chemical and environmental stability. These factors, in turn, will affect device performance, notably electrical performance (mobility, conductivity, on/off ratio, threshold voltage). The challenges associated with the development of practical organic materials and associated device technologies for “plastic electronics” will be described and the relationships between materials structure and process performance will be discussed. © 2005 Lucent Technologies Inc.