Advances in Polymer/Biomaterial-Based Electronics

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 1363

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Department of Electronic Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Republic of Korea
Interests: flexible electronics; biocompatible electronics; resistive memory; self-powered electronics; electronic skin; sensors; polymers in electronics; 2D materials in electronics; energy harvesting

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Chemical Engineering Department, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Republic of Korea
Interests: material characterization; thin films and nanotechnology; nanomaterials; thin film deposition; photovoltaics; semi-conductor device physics; optoelectronics; X-ray diffraction; nanostructured materials; nanomaterials synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue "Advances in Polymer/Biomaterial-Based Electronics” explores the evolution of electronic devices. This platform showcases innovative research on polymer materials that are revolutionizing flexibility, processing, biocompatibility, sustainability, and functionality in electronics. We solicit contributions that delve into the latest developments in conductive polymers, organic photovoltaics, sensors (humidity, temperature, pressure, and gas), recyclable biowastes, and wearable devices. We encourage submissions that focus on the synthesis of novel polymeric compounds, breakthroughs in device fabrication, the sustainable use of biomaterials/biowastes, and the optimization of polymer-based electronic properties. The exploration of the sustainability and recycling of electronic polymers is also welcomed. Join us in shaping the next generation of electronics with your esteemed research.

Dr. Muhammad Muqeet Rehman
Dr. Adnan Ali
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • advances in polymer/biomaterial-based electronics
  • polymer materials
  • flexibility
  • processing
  • biocompatibility
  • sustainability
  • functionality
  • electronics
  • conductive polymers
  • organic photovoltaics
  • sensors
  • recyclable biowastes
  • wearable devices
  • synthesis
  • novel polymeric compounds
  • device fabrication
  • biomaterials/biowastes
  • polymer-based electronic properties
  • recycling
  • electronic polymers

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Self-Powered Humidity Sensor Driven by Triboelectric Nanogenerator Composed of Bio-Wasted Peanut Skin Powder
by Muhammad Saqib, Shenawar Ali Khan, Maryam Khan, Shahzad Iqbal, Muhammad Muqeet Rehman and Woo Young Kim
Polymers 2024, 16(6), 790; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16060790 - 13 Mar 2024
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The increasing number of IoT devices has led to more electronic waste production, which harms the environment and human health. Self-powered sensor systems are a solution, but they often use toxic materials. We propose using biocompatible peanut skin as the active material for [...] Read more.
The increasing number of IoT devices has led to more electronic waste production, which harms the environment and human health. Self-powered sensor systems are a solution, but they often use toxic materials. We propose using biocompatible peanut skin as the active material for a self-powered humidity sensor (PSP-SPHS) through integration with a peanut-skin-based triboelectric nanogenerator (PSP-TENG). The PSP-TENG was characterized electrically and showed promising results, including an open circuit voltage (162 V), short circuit current (0.2 µA), and instantaneous power (2.2 mW) at a loading resistance of 20 MΩ. Peanut skin is a great choice for the sensor due to its porous surface, large surface area, eco-friendliness, and affordability. PSP-TENG was further used as a power source for the PSP-humidity sensor. PSP-SPHS worked as a humidity-dependent resistor, whose resistance decreased with increasing relative humidity (%RH), which further resulted in decreasing voltage across the humidity sensor. This proposed PSP-SPHS exhibited a good sensitivity (0.8 V/RH%), fast response/recovery time (4/10 s), along with excellent stability and repeatability, making it a potential candidate for self-powered humidity sensor technology. Full article
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Title: Self-powered Humidity Sensor driven by Triboelectric Nanogenerator composed of Bio-wasted Peanut Skin Powder
Authors: Muhammad Saqib; Shenawar Ali Khan; Maryam Khan; Shahzad Iqbal; Muhammad Muqeet Rehman; Woo Young Kim
Affiliation: Jeju National University
Abstract: The growing number of internet of things (IoT) devices has led to more electronic waste (E-waste) production, which harms the human health and environment. Self-powered sensor technology is a solution, but it often uses hazardous materials. We suggest the use of a biocompatible peanut skin bio-waste as the active material for a self-powered humidity sensor (PSP-SPHS). PSP-SPHS was developed through integration with a peanut skin based triboelectric nanogenerator (PSP-TENG). The PSP-TENG was electrically characterized and it exhibited prospective results, including an open circuit voltage (162 V), short circuit current (0.2 µA), and instantaneous power (2.2 mW) at a loading resistance of 20 MΩ. Peanut skin proved to be a great choice for the resistive humidity sensor due to its large surface area, porous surface, affordability, and sustainability. PSP-TENG was further used as a power source to the PSP-humidity sensor. PSP-SPHS worked as a humidity dependent resistor, whose resistance reduced with growing relative humidity (%RH) that boosted a decrease in voltage across the resistive humidity sensor. This proposed PSP-SPHS exhibited a good sensitivity (0.8V/RH%), fast response/recovery time (4 /10 seconds), along with excellent stability and repeatability, making it a potential candidate for self-powered humidity sensor technology.

Title: Self-powered Humidity Sensor driven by Triboelectric Nanogenerator composed of Bio-wasted Peanut Skin Powder
Authors: Muhammad Muqeet Rehman et al.
Affiliation: Jeju National University, Republic of Korea

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