Special Issue "Science and Technology of Flexible Films and Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: flexible materials and electronics; bio-integrated electronics, biomedical engineering
The recent development of materials and devices in flexible electronics has attracted great attention and provided many opportunities for wearable electronics, human–machine interfaces, Internet of things, and many others. One of the keys to the success of flexible electronics is the development of functional flexible thin films, since flexible electronics technology is highly relevant to thin-film technology. The science and technology of flexible thin-films and devices, associated with the development of novel functional thin films (organic and inorganic semiconducting, conducting, and insulating materials), the exploitation of advanced film deposition methods (chemical/physical vapor deposition, spin-casting, printing, etc.), mechanics design of flexible devices (computational simulation and experiments), and the fabrication of thin-film devices (micro-FAB, assembly, integration, etc.) are extremely important for both academia and industry.
This Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts, but not limited to these:
- Materials for flexible thin films and devices.
- Novel deposition and processing techniques for flexible thin films and flexible devices.
- Mechanics designs and computational simulations for flexible thin films and flexible electronics.
- Applications of flexible thin films and flexible devices.
- Physics and chemistry of thin films and thin-film devices.
- Novel thin-film devices showing potential for flexible electronics.
Assist. Prof. Xinge Yu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thin-film devices
- flexible electronics
- thin-film mechanics
- advanced coating techniques