Professor Tobin J. Marks
How do we Create and Process Materials for Flexible, Transparent Electronic Circuitry?
This lecture focuses on the challenging design, realization, understanding, and implementation of new, complementary materials families for unconventional electronics. Fabrication methodologies to achieve these goals will ultimately include high-throughput, large-area, high-resolution printing techniques. Materials design topics discussed include: 1. Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for organic CMOS, 2. Self-assembled high-k nanodielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage, high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and device radiation hardness, 3. Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for printable transparent and mechanically flexible electronics, 4. Combining these materials sets to fabricate a thin-film transistor-based circuitries, 5. The central importance of theory and computation, and the relevance of these advances to unconventional photovoltaics are also emphasized.