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1st Edition

Introduction to Flexible Electronics

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ISBN 9780367439668
December 9, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The field of flexible electronics has grown rapidly in the last two decades, with diverse applications including wearable gadgets and medical equipment. This textbook comprehensively covers fundamental aspects of flexible electronics along with materials and processing techniques. It discusses topics including flexural rigidity, flexible PCBs, organic semiconductors, nanostructured materials, material reliability, electronic reliability, crystalline and polymer materials, semiconductor processing and flexible silicon in depth. The text covers advantages, disadvantages, and applications of processes such as sol-gel processing and ink-jet printing. Pedagogical features including solved problems and unsolved exercises are interspersed throughout the text for better understanding. The textbook is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, and communication engineering for a course on flexible electronics. The textbook will be accompanied by teaching resource including solution manual for the instructors.

Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of electrical and electronics engineering, this book:

  • Covers major areas including materials, physics, processes, and applications of flexible electronics.
  • Includes homework problems for readers to understand concepts in an easy manner.
  • Discusses types of materials including flexible silicon, metal oxides and organic semiconductors in detail.
  • Applications of flexible electronics in displays, solar cells and batteries discusses in detail
  • Covers a section on Stretchable Electronics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Physics of Flexible Electronics. 3. Semiconductor basics. 4. Flexible silicon. 5. Organic electronic materials. 6. Metal oxides semiconductors. 7. III-V semiconductors. 8. Nanostructured materials. 9. Substrates, transfer, and bonding. 10. Barriers, insulators, and packaging. 11. Flexible Printed Circuit Boards. 12. Printed electronics. 13. Flexible processors. 14. Flexible memory. 15. Flexible display. 16. Flexible energy generation and storage devices. 17. Flexible sensors and actuators. 18. Stretchable electronics. 19. Reliability and Future Outlook. 20. References.

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Aftab is currently an Assistant Professor at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad and the Principal Investigator of the PATRIoT Lab. Aftab earned his Bachelor’s degree from IIT Roorkee in 2009, followed by his M.S. and Ph.D. from KAUST in 2016. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University in 2017-2018. Aftab has more than nine years of experience working with device fabrication, thin film characterization and device testing, along with sensor applications in IoT and related areas. His research focus is flexible and stretchable electronics and their applications in various IoT domains such as healthcare, mobility and smart cities. He has more than 80 scientific publications, holds four granted US patents, along with six others in various stages of filing. He is a member of the Executive Committee (ExeCom) of IEEE CAS/EDS joint chapter in Hyderabad and an Associate Editor (Flexible Electronics) at Frontiers of Electronics journal.