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Printable Functional Materials and Printed Electronic Applications

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Owing to their capacity to bypass conventional high-priced and inflexible silicon-based electronics to manufacture a variety of devices on flexible substrates by using large-scale and high-volume printing techniques, printed electronics (PE) have attracted increasing attention in the manufacturing industry ...

Owing to their capacity to bypass conventional high-priced and inflexible silicon-based electronics to manufacture a variety of devices on flexible substrates by using large-scale and high-volume printing techniques, printed electronics (PE) have attracted increasing attention in the manufacturing industry for electronic devices. This simple and cost-effective approach can enhance current methods of constructing a patterned surface for printable functional materials and offer opportunities for developing fully-printed functional devices, especially offering the possibility of ubiquitous low-cost and flexible devices. PE technology is employed and used in various applications, including conductive tracks, circuits and electrodes, energy conversion and storage devices (solar cells, capacitors, etc.), flexible displays, sensors, printed field-effect transistors (FETs), as well as intelligent and interactive packaging, etc.

This Research Topic is intended to publish contributions investigating all aspects of printable functional materials and printed electronic applications. The scope of the project is to provide a platform for exchanging ideas, disseminating important advances, and sharing visions and concepts in the rapidly-evolving field of advanced printable materials and printed electronics. Therefore, we welcome printing related submissions of research papers with novel data (both experimental and modelling) on themes including, but not limited to, the following:

 • Printable organic materials
 • Printable inorganic materials
 • Printable soft and hybrid material systems
 • Functional printable inks: formulation, rheology, ink surface interaction
 • Advanced fabrication and printing techniques
 • Printed tracks, circuits, and electrodes
 • Printed electronic devices and applications
 • Printed energy devices and harvesting systems
 • Printed sensors


Keywords: Printable Materials, Printed Electronics, Functional Inks, Flexible Electronics, Printing Technology


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