About this Research Topic
Information electronic devices play a key role in many types of applied electrical equipment, such as smartphone and tablet displays, portable solar devices. Looking into future information technological development, flexible electronics is a disruptive innovation electronic technology and a major point in all-fields FAMISHED* technology. Furthermore, emerging organic electronics is the key field in flexible electronics, associated with their advantages of flexibility, large-area, ultralight, low-cost, energy-efficiency, and transparent thin film. The use of carbon-based functional materials, such as conjugated molecules, conducting polymers, hybrid organic/inorganic materials, and carbon nanomaterials, also provides a promising application in fabricating flexible/wearable functional electronic devices. Up to date, remarkable device performance and stability are also obtained in organic/flexible electronics, nearly meeting the industrial manufacture requirements, largely associated with mature synthetic chemistry, materials preparation, photonic engineering, processing technology, and device fabrication and integration.
This Research Topic aims to highlight recent discoveries in materials preparation, optoelectronic property, and device fabrication and integration for organic/flexible optoelectronics from the following aspects:
(i) Molecular design and preparation of organic optoelectronic materials;
(ii) Role of structure-performance-morphology in optoelectronic behavior and devices performance;
(iii) Fabrication and integration of flexible/organic devices.
We welcome high-quality experimental or theoretical studies that report new understanding of the rational molecular design, precise synthesis and property-structure relationship of functional materials, and their organic/flexible electronic devices, as Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, and Perspective articles. The main focused themes in this Research Topic include, but are not limited, to:
• Rational design and preparation of organic and hybrid optoelectronic materials
• Optoelectronic behavior in organic materials
• Carbon-based nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications
• Technology and manufacture of flexible/organic devices
• Device system integration
• Other flexible/wearable devices
* FAMISHED is defined as Flexible Electronics, Artificial Intelligence, Materials Science, Internet of Things, Space Science, Healthcare Science, Energy Science, and Data Science, which was originally proposed by Professor Wei Huang (Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)).
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