Materials and patterning techniques for macroelectronics

Yugang Sun*, Shawn Mack, Matthew Meitl, John A. Rogers

*Corresponding author for this work

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Flexible thin film transistors (TFTs) with high performance can be fabricated by using printable arrays of microstructured Si ribbons or GaAs wires (μs-Si or μs-GaAs) generated from high-quality, single-crystal, bulk wafers. The resulting Si-based MOSFETs and GaAs-based MESFETs on thin plastic substrates exhibit excellent electrical and mechanical (i.e. bending) properties. The combined use of these materials and printing techniques may advance the development of practical technologies for emerging applications of lightweight, flexible 'macroelectronic' systems in consumer, space, and military applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, 2005 IEDM - Technical Digest
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventIEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, 2005 IEDM - Washington, DC, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2005Dec 7 2005


OtherIEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, 2005 IEDM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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