Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Flexible Technologies

Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Flexible Technologies

From Photovoltaics and Electronics to Sensors and Energy Storage

1st Edition - April 1, 2010

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  • Editors: Yugang Sun, John A. Rogers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437778243
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102039

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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.

Key Features

  • Considers the physics and chemistry behind fabrication and device operation
  • Discusses applications to electronics, optoelectronics, sensors and power systems
  • Examines existing technologies and investigates emerging trends


Researchers and graduate students in materials, mechanical and electrical engineering, and industries

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2010
  • Published: April 1, 2010
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437778243
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102039

About the Editors

Yugang Sun

Yugang Sun received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology in China. He currently works at the Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne, IL, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

John A. Rogers

John A. Rogers, obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas,

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

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