In recent years, electronic devices fabricated on flexible and stretchable substrates, namely macroelectronics, with special demands on low-cost materials and fabrications have been widely investigated for practical applications in flexible displays, electronic papers and so on. In particular, the performance of macroelectronics depends highly on the active semiconductor materials employed. Among many promising candidate materials, semiconductor nanowire parallel arrayed thin-film with the high intrinsic carrier mobility has been demonstrated with great potency. In this regard, this chapter summarizes mainly the basic knowledge and requirement moving from silicon (Si)-based microelectronics to flexible macroelectronics, with the emphasis on the preparation methods, alignment technologies as well as transferring approaches onto flexible substrates of one dimensional semiconductor nanowires (NWs). All these show their great promising prospective not only enhancing the performance and flexible circuits, but also contributing to the largescale applications of macroelectronics.
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