Flexible Electronics Course
MSE 583: Special Topics in Materials, Flexible Electronics
Imagine displays that roll up and fit in your pocket. Imagine your clothes as a source of solar power. If microelectronics could be made flexible enough and low cost enough, then everything we use could be electronic. Flexible electronics holds the promise of transformative developments in:
- flat panel lighting (low cost, low energy)
- energy production systems (solar) and
- infrastructure control and monitoring (sensing, energy control, hazard monitoring)
Practical realization of flexible circuits will require dramatic progress in new materials that are compatible with flexible media and amenable to facile and low temperature processing as well as major advances in manufacturing technologies such as roll-to-roll processing. Thiscourse discusses these and other developments.