Journal article

Recyclable, Flexible, Low-Power Oxide Electronics

Rodrigo FP Martins, Arman Ahnood, Nuno Correia, Luis MNP Pereira, Raquel Barros, Pedro MCB Barquinha, Ricardo Costa, Isabel MM Ferreira, Arokia Nathan, Elvira EMC Fortunato

Advanced Functional Materials | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2013


The ability to process and dimensionally scale field-effect transistors with and on paper and to integrate them as a core component for low-power-consumption analog and digital circuits is demonstrated. Low-temperature-processed p- and n-channel integrated oxide thin-film transistors in the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) inverter architecture are seamlessly layered on mechanically flexible, low-cost, recyclable paper substrates. The possibility of building these circuits using low-temperature processes opens the door to new applications ranging from smart labels and sensors on clothing and packaging to electronic displays printed on paper pages for use in newspapers, magazine..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT-MCTES)

Awarded by ERC

Awarded by EU-FP7 Projects ORAMA

Awarded by Apple

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT-MCTES) through projects PTDC/CTM/103465/2008, PTDC/EEA-ELC/099490/2008, ERC 2008 Advanced Grant (INVISIBLE contract number 228144, awarded to E. F.), Royal Society Wolfson Research Award (awarded to A.N.), and by EU-FP7 Projects ORAMA CP-IP246334-2 and Apple NMP-2010-SME-4, GRANT no 262782.