Organic electronics have emerges as a promising new technology, with likely applications in areas such as flexible displays and electronic labels. This is reflected in a shift in research and development efforts from traditional hard materials such as silicon to soft, organic materials. In this article, the significant breakthroughs achieved in this field over the last 50 years are summarized and the major differences between hard and soft electronics are highlighted. It is envisaged that organic electronics will play an important role in the 21st century.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 4 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering