This dissertation will outline solution processable materials and fabrication techniques to
manufacture flexible electronic devices from them. Conductive ink formulations and
inkjet printing of gold and silver on plastic substrates were examined. Line patterning and
mask printing methods were also investigated as a means of selective metal deposition on
various flexible substrate materials. These solution-based manufacturing methods
provided deposition of silver, gold and copper with a controlled spatial resolution and a
very high electrical conductivity.
If we connect a battery across a body, there is a movement of free electrons towards the positive end. This movement of electrons is an electric current. All materials can be classified into three groups according to how readily they permit an electric current to flow. These are: conductors, insulators, and semiconductors.
In the first category are substances which provide an easy path for an electric current. All metals are conductors, however some metals do not conduct well. Manganin, for example, is a poor conductor. Copper is a good conductor, therefore it is widely used for cables.
When the print edition became out-of-print, we applied for the return of copyright and released the book in this
electronic format. We removed the more dated material, such as boxed insert examples of the use of the Internet,
but otherwise essentially left the book as is because we believe the fundamental ideas are still relevant.
We seek the support of the adopting community to refresh this book. If you have some suggestions for revision,
then please contact the chapter editor.
This book is for people who want to learn basic electricity, electronics, and communications
concepts without taking a formal course. It can also serve as a classroom
text. This third edition contains new material covering acoustics, audio,
high-fidelity, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
(BQ) For upper-level courses in devices and circuits, at 2-year or 4-year engineering and technology institutes. Highly accurate and thoroughly updated, this text has set the standard in electronic devices and circuit theory for over 25 years. Boylestad offers students a complete and comprehensive survey, focusing on all the essentials they will need to succeed on the job. This very readable presentation is supported by strong pedagogy and content that is ideal for new students of this rapidly changing field.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), discovered in 1991, have been a subject of intensive
research for a wide range of applications. Carbon nanotubes have emerged as the main
target of many researchers around the world in pursue to the next nanoscale device.
CNTs are one-dimensional (1D) graphene sheets rolled into a tubular form and due to
their exceptional electrical and mechanical properties, the possible application in a
wide spectrum of electron devices is certainly the focus of future research generations....
This book has been outlined as follows: fabrication techniques followed by an analysis
on the physical properties of carbon nanotubes, including density of states and
electronic structures. Ultimately, the book pursues a significant amount of work in the
industry applications of carbon nanotubes. A list of the chapters is given below.
A one-stop Desk Reference, for engineers involved in the use of engineered materials across engineering and electronics; this is a book that will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material ranges from basic to advanced topics including materials and process selection; and explanations of properties of metals, ceramics, plastics and composites