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An Epic Invited Review On Our Work in Advanced Materials By Aftab

10/6/2015
This is an epic review of the future of flexible and stretchable electronics centered around our work. We have been fair and neutral to discuss our vision and perspective on how flexible and stretchable electronics will make their leaps to technology from academic labs. We humbly but firmly believe CMOS technology and CMOS electronics will play critical roles for flexible and stretchable electronics. This is a must read paper for its comprehension, neutrality, pragmatism and vision.
 
Kudos to Aftab for this larger than life work. 25,000 words are not matter of joke.
 
Invited Review Article for Special Issue on Flexible and Stretchable Electronics in Advanced Materials.
 
CMOS Technology Enabled Flexible and Stretchable Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications
 
Aftab M. Hussain, and Muhammad M. Hussain*
 
Flexible and stretchable electronics can dramatically enhance the application of electronics for the emerging Internet of Everything applications where people, processes, data and devices are going to be integrated and connected to augment quality of life. Using naturally flexible and stretchable polymeric substrates in combination with emerging organic and molecular materials, nanowires, nanoribbons, nanotubes, two dimensional atomic crystal structured materials, significant progress has been made in the general area of such electronics. However, high volume manufacturing, reliability and performance per cost remain elusive goals for wide commercialization of these electronics. On the other hand, highly sophisticated but extremely reliable, batch-fabrication-capable and mature complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) based technology has facilitated tremendous growth of today’s digital world using thin film based electronics; in particular, bulk monocrystalline silicon (100) is used in most of the electronics in existence today. However, one fundamental challenge is that they are physically rigid and brittle. Therefore, in this work, we discuss how CMOS technology enabled flexible and stretchable electronics can be developed with particular focus on bulk monocrystalline silicon (100). We offer a comprehensive information base to realistically devise an integration strategy by rational design of materials, devices and processes for Internet of Everything electronics.
 
Feeling oh la la!!!