Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Flexible Technologies

From Photovoltaics and Electronics to Sensors and Energy Storage

Edited by

  • Yugang Sun, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
  • John A. Rogers, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

This book is an overview of the strategies to generate high-quality films of one-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures on flexible substrates (e.g., plastics) and the use of them as building blocks to fabricating flexible devices (including electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, power systems). In addition to engineering aspects, the physics and chemistry behind the fabrication and device operation will also be discussed as well. Internationally recognized scientists from academia, national laboratories, and industries, who are the leading researchers in the emerging areas, are contributing exceptional chapters according to their cutting-edge research results and expertise. This book will be an on-time addition to the literature in nanoscience and engineering. It will be suitable for graduate students and researchers as a useful reference to stimulate their research interest as well as facilitate their research in nanoscience and engineering.
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Researchers and graduate students in materials, mechanical and electrical engineering, and industries.


Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-7823-6

Table of Contents

  1. Mechanics of Flexible Devices
  2. Bendable Electronics Based on Single-Crystal Organic Nanowires/Nanoplates
  3. Bendable Electronics/Optoelectronics Based on Organic Nanowires/Nanoribbons Synthesized via Chemical Approaches
  4. Bendable Electronic Based on Inorganic Nanowire/Nanoribbons Derived from Semiconductor Wafers
  5. Bendable Electronics Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
  6. Transparent, Bendable Electronics Based on High Band-Gap Semiconductor Nanowires
  7. Stretchable Electronics/Optoelectronics
  8. Flexible Sensors Based on Arrayed Semiconductor Nanowires
  9. Flexible Sensors Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
  10. Flexible Solar Cells Based on Nanorods/Quantum Dots on Plastic Substrates
  11. Generator Based on ZnO Nanowires Arrays on Plastic Substrates