High-performance printed electronics based on inorganic semiconducting nano to chip scale structures

Dahiya, A. S., Shakthivel, D., Kumaresan, Y. , Zumeit, A. A. S., Christou, A. and Dahiya, R. (2020) High-performance printed electronics based on inorganic semiconducting nano to chip scale structures. Nano Convergence, 7, 33. (doi: 10.1186/s40580-020-00243-6) (PMID:33034776)

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Abstract

The Printed Electronics (PE) is expected to revolutionise the way electronics will be manufactured in the future. Building on the achievements of the traditional printing industry, and the recent advances in flexible electronics and digital technologies, PE may even substitute the conventional silicon-based electronics if the performance of printed devices and circuits can be at par with silicon-based devices. In this regard, the inorganic semiconducting materials-based approaches have opened new avenues as printed nano (e.g. nanowires (NWs), nanoribbons (NRs) etc.), micro (e.g. microwires (MWs)) and chip (e.g. ultra-thin chips (UTCs)) scale structures from these materials have been shown to have performances at par with silicon-based electronics. This paper reviews the developments related to inorganic semiconducting materials based high-performance large area PE, particularly using the two routes i.e. Contact Printing (CP) and Transfer Printing (TP). The detailed survey of these technologies for large area PE onto various unconventional substrates (e.g. plastic, paper etc.) is presented along with some examples of electronic devices and circuit developed with printed NWs, NRs and UTCs. Finally, we discuss the opportunities offered by PE, and the technical challenges and viable solutions for the integration of inorganic functional materials into large areas, 3D layouts for high throughput, and industrial-scale manufacturing using printing technologies.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through Engineering Fellowship for Growth (EP/M002527/1 and EP/R029644/1) and Hetero-print Programme Grant (EP/R03480X/1).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dahiya, Dr Abhishek Singh and Christou, Adamos and Zumeit, Ayoub Abdulhafith Sadek and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder and Shakthivel, Dr Dhayalan and Kumaresan, Dr Yogeenth
Authors: Dahiya, A. S., Shakthivel, D., Kumaresan, Y., Zumeit, A. A. S., Christou, A., and Dahiya, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Nano Convergence
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2196-5404
ISSN (Online):2196-5404
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2020
First Published:First published in Nano Convergence 7:33
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
170185Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002527/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
301728Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R029644/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
301327`Hetero-print: A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturingPeter SkabaraEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R03480X/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering