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dc.contributor.advisorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.contributor.authorSevilla, Galo T.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-28T13:32:56Z
dc.date.available2017-10-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationSevilla, G. T. (2016). High Performance Electronics on Flexible Silicon. KAUST Research Repository. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-P307T
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-P307T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/620730
dc.description.abstractOver the last few years, flexible electronic systems have gained increased attention from researchers around the world because of their potential to create new applications such as flexible displays, flexible energy harvesters, artificial skin, and health monitoring systems that cannot be integrated with conventional wafer based complementary metal oxide semiconductor processes. Most of the current efforts to create flexible high performance devices are based on the use of organic semiconductors. However, inherent material's limitations make them unsuitable for big data processing and high speed communications. The objective of my doctoral dissertation is to develop integration processes that allow the transformation of rigid high performance electronics into flexible ones while maintaining their performance and cost. In this work, two different techniques to transform inorganic complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor electronics into flexible ones have been developed using industry compatible processes. Furthermore, these techniques were used to realize flexible discrete devices and circuits which include metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors, the first demonstration of flexible Fin-field-effect-transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductors-based circuits. Finally, this thesis presents a new technique to package, integrate, and interconnect flexible high performance electronics using low cost additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and inkjet printing. This thesis contains in depth studies on electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of the fabricated devices.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFlexible Silicon
dc.subjectHigh performance electronics
dc.subjectFlexible packaging
dc.titleHigh Performance Electronics on Flexible Silicon
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.rights.embargodate2017-10-01
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberAlouini, Mohamed-Slim
dc.contributor.committeememberWang, Peng
dc.contributor.committeememberMa, Zhenqiang
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.rights.accessrightsAt the time of archiving, the student author of this dissertation opted to temporarily restrict access to it. The full text of this dissertation became available to the public after the expiration of the embargo on 2017-10-01.
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