Sheet-Type Sensors and Actuators

  • Takao Someya
Part of the Electronic Materials: Science & Technology book series (EMST, volume 11)


Recent intensive research and development of organic field-effect transistors (FETs) [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] have been motivated by a new class of applications that cannot be easily realized by conventional electronics based on inorganic semiconductors. Organic transistors are mechanically flexible, thin, lightweight, and shock-resistant, because organic devices are manufactured on plastic films at low (ambient) temperature. Furthermore, manufacturing costs of organic transistor circuits would be inexpensive, even for large areas, when they are fabricated using printing technologies and/or roll-to-roll processes.

There are two major applications for organic transistors. The first one is a flexible display. This new display includes a paper-like display or an electronic paper, where electric inks, electroluminescent (EL) devices, and liquid crystals or other mediums are powered by organic transistor active matrices [4, 7]. The second one is a radio frequency identification...


Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Static Random Access Memory Anisotropic Conductive Film Static Random Access Memory Cell Organic Transistor 
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The research work in this chapter was carried in collaboration with Prof. Takayasu Sakurai, Prof. Makoto Takamiya, Dr. Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yusaku Kato, and Yoshiaki Noguchi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering, Quantum-Phase Electronics CenterThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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