Recent Advances in Freeform Electronics

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In this course, the learners will understand fundamental basic backgrounds of p-n junctions, diodes and MOSFETs (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors). Also, recent approaches on flexible / stretchable electronics, transparent optoelectronics, and printed electronics using one dimensional or two dimensional nanomaterials will be introduced. Furthermore, the formation of high-performance, transparent thin films or conductors using novel materials such as cellulose nanofibers or metal nanofibers is included for course materials. Examples of device fabrications, including touch screen panels, gas / chemical / bio sensors, smart contact lenses, wireless and transparent antennas, and OLEDs, are also introduced for next generation electronic devices.


Fundamentals for Electronic Devices
-Module 1 is the fundamentals of electronics devices. Solid physics and basic theory of MOSFET are covered.

Stretchable Electronics
-Module 2 is Stretchable Electronics. Various approaches to form stretchable electronic devices are covered.

Transparent Electrodes
-Module 3 is Transparent Electrodes. Conventional materials for transparent electrodes and their alternatives are covered.

Smart Sensors
-Module 4 is the smart sensors. Carbon nanomaterials-based FETs and transparent, wearable electronic devices are covered.

Printed Electronics
-Module 5 is printed electronics. Fundamentals of printing technologies and various electronics using E-jet printing are covered.

High Reliability for Deformable Electronics
-Module 6 is High Reliability for Deformable Electronics. Newly developed materials for better reliability and their properties are covered.