Polymers for Flexible Electronics

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2024) | Viewed by 947

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State Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays (SKLOEID), Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: organic optoelectronics; organic functional crystals; organic field-effect transistors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flexible electronics has been considered a disruptive technology based on pioneering and interdisciplinary research, which can break through intrinsic limitations of the classical silicon-based electronics. Polymers can hold a great promise for flexible electronics because of their unique mechanical flexibility, superior solution processibility, and tunable optoelectronic characteristics. Impressive developments have been made in this booming field, encompassing flexible displays, wearable electronics, and biomedical devices, among others.   

The scope of this Special Issue includes but is not limited to the development of new polymers, advanced fabrication methods, and rational geometric design strategies for flexible electronics. It will cover a broad spectrum of topics related to the employment of polymers for flexible electronic devices (i.e., devices with features such as flexibility, conformability, and low thickness) such as  field-effect transistors and circuits, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and intrinsically flexible organic components (semiconductors, electrodes, insulators, and substrates).

Dr. Chengfang Liu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • polymers
  • flexible electronic devices
  • flexible organic components
  • field-effect transistors
  • light-emitting diodes
  • solar cells

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Ferroelectric Properties of Polymer–Semiconductor Hybrid Material or Composite under Optical Excitation
by Michael Kober, David Smykalla, Bernd Ploss, Maria Wächtler, Krishan Kumar, Michael Stelter and Sebastian Engel
Polymers 2024, 16(7), 929; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16070929 - 28 Mar 2024
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Polymer–semiconductor hybrid materials or composites have been investigated with respect to their microstructure, optical, photoconductive, and ferroelectric properties. For this purpose, either CdSe quantum dots or (Cd:Zn)S microparticles were dispersed in poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene) solution and hot pressed to films. In both material systems, the [...] Read more.
Polymer–semiconductor hybrid materials or composites have been investigated with respect to their microstructure, optical, photoconductive, and ferroelectric properties. For this purpose, either CdSe quantum dots or (Cd:Zn)S microparticles were dispersed in poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene) solution and hot pressed to films. In both material systems, the electrical conductivity and the polarization behavior could be controlled by the intensity of the optical excitation. The simultaneous high optical transparency of the CdSe quantum-dot-based hybrid materials makes them particularly interesting for applications in the field of flexible, high-resolution sensors. Full article
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