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With its comprehensive coverage this handbook and ready reference brings together some of the most outstanding scientists in the field to lay down the undisputed knowledge on how to make electronics stretchable. As such, it focuses on gathering and evaluating the materials, designs, models and technologies that enable the fabrication of fully elastic electronic devices which can sustain high strain. Furthermore, it provides a review of those specific applications that directly benefit from highly compliant electronics, including transistors, photonic devices and sensors. In addition to stretchable devices, the topic of ultraflexible electronics is also treated, highlighting its upcoming significance for the industry-scale production of consumer electronic goods. An unprecedented overview of this thriving area of research that nobody in the field -- or intending to enter it -- can afford to miss.
Takao Someya is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Tokyo, Japan. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the Nanocenter of Columbia University, USA, and Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, as a Visiting Scholar. His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, plastic integrated circuits, large-area sensors, and plastic actuators. Takao Someya has received a number of awards including the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize, the first prize of the newly established German Innovation Award, the 2004 IEEE/ISSCC Sugano Award, and the 2009 IEEE Paul Rappaport Award.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION History, Challenges and Outlook 2. THEORY Mechanics of Stretchable Electronics Modeling and Simulation of Stretchable Electronics Theory for Stretchable Interconnects 3. MATERIALS AND PROCESSES Graphene for Stretchable Transparent Electrodes Stretchable Wiring Technologies Nano-materials and Printing for Stretchable Electronics Nanotubes for Stretchable Strain Sensors Solution-processable PZT Dielectric Eastomer for Actuators 4. DEVICES Amorphous Silicon TFTs for Stretchable Electronics Stretchable Organic TFTs Stretchable Solar Cells Stretchable Batteries Soft Actuators Conformable Active Devices 5. CIRCUITS AND APPLICATIONS Stretchable Circuits, Photodetectors and Displays Stretchable Silicon Systems for Healthcare Organic Integrated Circuits for EMI Sheets Next-generation Flexible Circuit Boards Stretchable Sensing Systems Bio-sensors Using Stretchable Electrodes Stretchable Neural Sensors Stretchable Bioelectronics