Reports from Nara Institute of Science and Technology Provide New Insights into Nanotechnology (High-precision transfer-printing and integration of vertically oriented semiconductor arrays for flexible device fabrication)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Nanotechnology. According to news originating from Ikoma, Japan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Flexible electronics utilizing single crystalline semiconductors typically require post-growth processes to assemble and incorporate the crystalline materials onto flexible substrates. Here we present a high-precision transfer-printing method for vertical arrays of single crystalline semiconductor materials with widely varying aspect ratios and densities enabling the assembly of arrays on flexible substrates in a vertical fashion."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, "Complementary fabrication processes for integrating transferred arrays into flexible devices are also presented and characterized. Robust contacts to transferred silicon wire arrays are demonstrated and shown to be stable under flexing stress down to bending radii of 20 mm. The fabricated devices exhibit a reversible tactile response enabling silicon based, nonpiezoelectric, and flexible tactile sensors."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The presented system leads the way towards high-throughput, manufacturable, and scalable fabrication of flexible devices."
For more information on this research see: High-precision transfer-printing and integration of vertically oriented semiconductor arrays for flexible device fabrication. Nano Research, 2014;7(7):998-1006. Nano Research can be contacted at: Tsinghua Univ Press, Tsinghua Univ, Rm A703, Xueyan Bldg, Beijing, 10084, Peoples R China.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Triplett, Nara Inst Sci & Technol, Microelect Device Sci Lab, Ikoma, Nara, Japan. Additional authors for this research include H. Nishimura, M. Ombaba, V.J. Logeeswarren, M. Yee, K.G. Polat, J.Y. Oh, T. Fuyuki, F. Leonard and M.S. Islam.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Ikoma, Japan, Electronics, Semiconductor, Nanotechnology
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