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Hybrid Polymer/Metal Oxide Thin Films for High Performance, Flexible Transistors

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Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Myongji University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggido 17058, Korea
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School of Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University, Sejong 30016, Korea
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School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Micromachines 2020, 11(3), 264; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11030264 (registering DOI)
Received: 5 February 2020 / Revised: 28 February 2020 / Accepted: 3 March 2020 / Published: 4 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Miniaturized Transistors, Volume II)
Metal oxides (MOs) have garnered significant attention in a variety of research fields, particularly in flexible electronics such as wearable devices, due to their superior electronic properties. Meanwhile, polymers exhibit excellent mechanical properties such as flexibility and durability, besides enabling economic solution-based fabrication. Therefore, MO/polymer nanocomposites are excellent electronic materials for use in flexible electronics owing to the confluence of the merits of their components. In this article, we review recent developments in the synthesis and fabrication techniques for MO/polymer nanocomposite-based flexible transistors. In particular, representative MO/polymer nanocomposites for flexible and transparent channel layers and gate dielectrics are introduced and their electronic properties—such as mobilities and dielectric constant—are presented. Finally, we highlight the advances in interface engineering and its influence on device electronics. View Full-Text
Keywords: flexible transistors; polymers; metal oxides; nanocomposites; dielectrics; active layers flexible transistors; polymers; metal oxides; nanocomposites; dielectrics; active layers
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Jeong, J.W.; Hwang, H.S.; Choi, D.; Ma, B.C.; Jung, J.; Chang, M. Hybrid Polymer/Metal Oxide Thin Films for High Performance, Flexible Transistors. Micromachines 2020, 11, 264.

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