Electronic applications that offer flexibility and stretchability have attracted increasing interest over the past few years because of their potential applications in, for example, electronic skin and bio-inspired devices, where electronics based on current wafer-based technology are not suitable. Metal-oxide-based binary and ternary systems offer the opportunity for large-area uniform synthesis of materials with excellent electrical performance. This review mainly focuses on basic flexibility and stretchability concepts that can be integrated and applied to all inorganic-material-based electronic devices. Possible fabrication methods are also discussed, and oxide-based electronic applications summarized in this context. Finally, the review is concluded with a discussion of future prospects of oxides in flexible and stretchable devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials