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Functional Materials Processing for Switchable Device Modulation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128239728

Functional Materials Processing for Switchable Device Modulation

1st Edition

Editors: Kaushik Pal Sabu Thomas
Paperback ISBN: 9780128239728
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 525
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Table of Contents

PART-1: Introduction to Functional Materials Design for Switchable Electronic Devices
Chapter 1: Introduction to the fabrication and design of functional materials for switchable devices
1. Introduction
1.1 Background of functional materials
1.2 Experimental details
a) Materials processing
b) Implementation of switchable devices
1.3 Characterization and optimization
1.4 Photo-refractive switching operations
1.5 Graphical analysis
1.6 Applications
1.7 Future Outlook

PART 2: Functional Materials for Switchable Bioelectronic Applications
Chapter 2: A new frontier in switchable bio-electronics and bio-nanotechnology interfaces
2. Introduction to bio-inspired materials, bioelectronics and bio-nanotechnology
2.1 Experimental details.
a) Synthesis of biomaterials
b) Bioelectronic device modulation
2.2 Bio-inspired material characterization
2.3 Graphical Analysis
2.4 Applications in biotechnology and bioelectronics field of research
2.5 Future Outlook

Chapter 3: Resistive switching in bio-inspired natural solid polymer electrolytes
3. Introduction to biomaterials and natural polymers
3.1 Experimental details.
a) Fabrication of bio-inspired materials
b) Synthesis of natural polymers
c) Resistive switching operations
3.2 Characterization of solid natural polymers
3.3 Graphical Analysis
3.4 Applications in biomaterials and natural polymers
3.5 Future Outlook

Chapter 4: Photoinduced switching operations of DNA biopolymer devices
4. Introduction to DNA based biopolymers: Opportunities and Draw-backs
4.1Experimental details.
a) Chemical assisted processes
b) Biological assisted processes
c) Synthesis of biopolymers
4.2 Investigations of DNA sample analysis
4.3 Graphical analysis of photoinduced switching operations
4.4 Applications in DNA biopolymer device modulation
4.5 Future Outlook

PART 3: Functional Materials for Switchable Electronics, Sensors and Optoelectronics Applications
Chapter 5: Photo-switchable molecular wire-based organic electronic devices
5. Introduction to molecular design and organic electronics
5.1Design of molecular self-assembly structures
5.2 Experimental details
5.3 Instrumental analysis
5.4 Graphical Analysis
5.5 Device modulation
5.6 Future Outlook

Chapter 6: Utilization of smart electronic materials for switchable device applications: ‘Graphene’ as photo-sensitive switchable device
6. Background of Graphene Materials: Historical challenges
6.1 Experimental details
a) Synthesis of graphene
b) Mechanisms of switchable device fabrication
6.2 Sample investigations
6.3 Graphical Analysis
6.4 Graphene-based photo-switchable device applications
6.5 Future outlook

Chapter 7: Design and synthesis of ultra-thin graphene: Fundamental applications in transparent electrodes and supercapacitors
7. Design and synthesis of graphene
7.1 Experimental details
7.2 Characterization of graphene
7.3 Mechanisms of graphene transparent electrodes
7.4 Strategies of graphene as flexible electronics
7.5 Applications of graphene for switchable devices
7.6 Future Outlook

Chapter 8: Enhanced switchable photovoltaic effects in organometallic perovskite devices
8. Introduction to organometallic perovskite devices
8.1 Mechanisms of photovoltaic effect
8.2 Analysis of enhanced switching in perovskite devices
8.3 Organometallic synthesis
8.4 Sample investigations
8.5 Applications
8.6 Future Outlook

Chapter 9: A switchable photovoltaic effect in a simple solar-cell architecture
9. Background of the current state and latest advances photovoltaic solar cell research
9.1 Experimental details: Solar cell design and architecture
9.2 Response characteristics
9.3 Graphical Analysis
9.4 Applications of switchable photovoltaic solar cells
9.5 Future Outlook

Chapter 10: Superior fast switching of surface stabilized liquid crystal switchable devices employing graphene dispersion
10. Background of liquid crystals and graphene
10.1 Experimental details:
a) Preparation of liquid crystals
b) Chemical synthesis of graphene
c) Design of graphene dispersed liquid crystal (GDLC) hybrid composites
10.2 Phase transitional switching
10.3 Analysis of sample characterization
10.4 Graphical Analysis
10.5 Applications of electro-optics switchable devices
10.6 Future Outlook

Chapter 11: A bistable electro-optical novel switching of phase variance in liquid crystalline hybrid materials
11. Background of liquid crystal (LC) and nanocomposite
11.1 Experimental details
a) Fabrication of nanomaterials
b) Liquid crystal synthesis
c) Homogeneous dispersion of nanomaterials into LC
d) Fabrication of Photo refractive ITO test cells
11.2 Characterization of hybrid nanocomposite materials
11.3 Electro-optical characterization of phase pattern analysis
11.4 Graphical analysis of hybrid liquid crystalline nanocomposite matrix
11.5 Applications of liquid crystal based nanocomposites and switching
11.6 Future Outlook

PART 4: Commercialization and Future Outlook for Functional Materials for Switchable Electronic Devices
Chapter 12: Challenges and opportunities of materials commercialization: Photonic, electronic, switchable sensor analysis
12. Background of industrial scale materials
12.1 Experimental details: preparation of materials
12.2 Sample preparations
a) Semiconductor materials
b) Nanomaterials
12.3 Graphical demonstration
12.4 Application of nanomaterials
12.5 Future Outlook

Chapter 13: Conclusion, outlook, future aspects and utilization of functional materials novel switching
13. Analysis of functional materials synthesis
13.1 Analysis of Switchable device modulation
13.2 Spectroscopic characteristics of materials
13.3 Switching response analysis
13.4 Applications in functional materials and switchable device modulations
13.5 Conclusions and Future outlook


Functional Materials Processing for Switchable Device Modulation focuses on the advances of nanofabrication that underpin emerging technologies, including electronic devices. The book provides readers with a broad view of the materials’ perspectives, including historical context and background, along with future opportunities for smart electronic and switchable devices. A major focus in the book is on the research and development of synthetic materials for spectroscopic analysis which broadly deals with science and technology of materials on the atomic and molecular scale. The book reviews the materials and advances in research for switchable electronics for bioelectronic, sensing and optoelectronic applications.

In addition, key challenges and emerging opportunities in innovations in surface modification and novel functional materials device implementation for industrial scale reproducibility are discussed. The book covers the applications and market potential for a variety of media, including mirrors, glazing/coatings, and display products. The physics, electrochemistry, device design and materials are detailed, with performance compared between the most relevant and emerging switchable technologies.

Key Features

  • Addresses the most interesting advances in switchable devices for bioelectronics, electronics, optoelectronics and sensing applications
  • Includes a special emphasis on materials design, processing and fabrication of switchable devices to realize large-scale industry applications
  • Compares the performance of existing innovative switchable devices
  • Reviews the remaining barriers to commercialization, along with opportunities to address these challenges


Materials Scientists and Engineers. Chemist, Physicists


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About the Editors

Kaushik Pal

Kaushik Pal is Research Professor in the Department of Nanotechnology, Bharath University, India. His research focuses on nanofabrication, functional materials, carbon nanotubes, and nanoscale sensing technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Nanotechnology, Bharath University, India

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is Vice Chancellor and Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the author or co-author of over 1000 papers that have been cited over 47,000 times, holds 3 patents, has supervised over 100 PhDs, and has authored or edited over 100 books. His research interests include polymer blends, fiber-filled polymer composites, particulate filled polymer composites, ageing and degradation, and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.