The shift from "hard" to "soft" electronics

T. Tsutsui, K. Fujita

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-952
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number13-14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 4 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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