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Novel nano-materials and nano-fabrication techniques for flexible electronic systems

Version 1 : Received: 30 April 2018 / Approved: 2 May 2018 / Online: 2 May 2018 (11:51:13 CEST)

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Kang, K.; Cho, Y.; Yu, K.J. Novel Nano-Materials and Nano-Fabrication Techniques for Flexible Electronic Systems. Micromachines 2018, 9, 263. Kang, K.; Cho, Y.; Yu, K.J. Novel Nano-Materials and Nano-Fabrication Techniques for Flexible Electronic Systems. Micromachines 2018, 9, 263.

Journal reference: Micromachines 2018, 9, 263
DOI: 10.3390/mi9060263

Abstract

Recent progress in the fabricating flexible electronics has been developed significantly due to the increased interest of the flexible electronics which can be applied to enormous fields not only to conventional electronic devices but to bio/eco electronic devices. Flexible electronics can be applied to wide range of fields such as flexible display, flexible power storage, flexible solar cells, wearable electronics and healthcare monitoring devices. Recently, flexible electronics are being attached on the skin and even implanted into human body to monitor the bio-signals and for treatment purpose. To improve the electrical characteristic and the mechanical properties of flexible electronics, nanoscale fabrications using novel nano-materials are required. Advanced in nanoscale fabrication methods allow construction of the active materials that can combine with the ultra-thin soft substrate to form flexible electronics with high performances and reliability. In this review, wide range of nanoscale fabrication methods for flexible electronics classified in either top-down or bottom-up approaches such as conventional photolithography, soft lithography, nanoimprint lithography, growth, assembly and chemical vapor deposition(CVD) will be reported with specific fabrication processes and results. Here, our aim is to introduce various fabrication methods that can be used to fabricate the flexible electronics.

Subject Areas

flexible electronics; nano-fabrication; top-down approaches; bottom-up approaches

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