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Transparent and flexible electronics with embedded energy harvesting based on oxide nanowire devices

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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
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 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31


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 Project objective

The Internet of Things is shaping the evolution of information society, requiring an increasing number of objects with embedded electronics, sensors and connectivity. This spurs the need for systems where summing to performance and low cost, multifunctionality has to be assured. In this context, TREND aims to take transparent electronics into as-of-yet unexplored levels of integration, by combining on flexible substrates transparent and high-speed nanocircuits with energy harvesting capabilities, all based on multicomponent metal oxide nanowires (NWs). For this end, sustainable and recyclable materials as ZnO, SnO2, TiO2 and Cu2O will be synthesized in different forms of heterostructured NWs, using low-temperature and low-cost solution processes. For precise positioning, NWs will be directly grow on flexible substrates using seed layers patterned by nanoimprint lithography. This will be crucial for integration in different nanotransistor structures, which will be combined into digital/analog nanocircuits following planar and 3D approaches. Energy will be provided by piezoelectric nanogenerators with innovative structures and materials. Final platform of nanocircuitsnanogenerators will make use of NW interconnects, bringing a new dimension to the systems-on-foil concept. The research will be carried out at FCT-UNL, in a group pioneering transparent electronics. My PhD on oxide materials/devices and proven expertise on circuit integration, oxide nanostructure synthesis and nanofabrication/characterization tools will be a decisive contribute to the implementation of the proposal. TREND is an ambitious multidisciplinary project motivating advances in materials science, engineering, physics and chemistry, with impact extending from consumer electronics to health monitoring wearable devices. By promoting new ideas for practical ends, it will contribute to place Europe in the leading position of such strategic areas, where sustainability and innovation are key factors.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Bhawna Tiwari, Pydi Ganga Bahubalindruni, Ana Santa, Jorge Martins, Priyanka Mittal, Joao Goes, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Pedro Barquinha
Oxide TFT Rectifiers on Flexible Substrates Operating at NFC Frequency Range
published pages: 329-334, ISSN: 2168-6734, DOI: 10.1109/jeds.2019.2897642
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society 7 2019-09-05
2018 Tobias Cramer, Ilaria Fratelli, Pedro Barquinha, Ana Santa, Cristina Fernandes, Franck D’Annunzio, Christophe Loussert, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Beatrice Fraboni
Passive radiofrequency x-ray dosimeter tag based on flexible radiation-sensitive oxide field-effect transistor
published pages: eaat1825, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat1825
Science Advances 4/6 2019-06-13
2018 Cristina Fernandes, Ana Santa, Ângelo Santos, Pydi Bahubalindruni, Jonas Deuermeier, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Pedro Barquinha
A Sustainable Approach to Flexible Electronics with Zinc-Tin Oxide Thin-Film Transistors
published pages: 1800032, ISSN: 2199-160X, DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201800032
Advanced Electronic Materials 4/7 2019-06-13
2018 Pydi Ganga Bahubalindruni, Jorge Martins, Ana Santa, Vitor Tavares, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Pedro Barquinha
High-Gain Transimpedance Amplifier for Flexible Radiation Dosimetry Using InGaZnO TFTs
published pages: 760-765, ISSN: 2168-6734, DOI: 10.1109/JEDS.2018.2850219
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society 6 2019-06-13
2018 Rodrigo Martins, Diana Gaspar, Manuel J. Mendes, Luis Pereira, Jorge Martins, Pydi Bahubalindruni, Pedro Barquinha, Elvira Fortunato
Papertronics: Multigate paper transistor for multifunction applications
published pages: 402-414, ISSN: 2352-9407, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2018.07.002
Applied Materials Today 12 2019-06-13
2018 Ana Rovisco, Rita Branquinho, Jorge Martins, Maria João Oliveira, Daniela Nunes, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Pedro Barquinha
Seed-Layer Free Zinc Tin Oxide Tailored Nanostructures for Nanoelectronic Applications: Effect of Chemical Parameters
published pages: , ISSN: 2574-0970, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00743
ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019-06-13
2017 Jorge Martins, Pydi Bahubalindruni, Ana Rovisco, Asal Kiazadeh, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Pedro Barquinha
Bias Stress and Temperature Impact on InGaZnO TFTs and Circuits
published pages: 680, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma10060680
Materials 10/6 2019-06-13
2019 Ana Rovisco, Rita Branquinho, Jorge Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Pedro Barquinha
Growth Mechanism of Seed-Layer Free ZnSnO3 Nanowires: Effect of Physical Parameters
published pages: 1002, ISSN: 2079-4991, DOI: 10.3390/nano9071002
Nanomaterials 9/7 2019-09-05
2019 D Nunes, A Pimentel, A Gonçalves, S Pereira, R Branquinho, P Barquinha, E Fortunato, R Martins
Metal oxide nanostructures for sensor applications
published pages: 43001, ISSN: 0268-1242, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6641/ab011e
Semiconductor Science and Technology 34/4 2019-09-05
2019 Nishtha Wadhwa, Pydi Ganga Bahubalindruni, Kamal Chapagai, Joao Goes, Sujay Deb, Pedro Barquinha
Sixth-order differential Sallen-and-Key switched capacitor LPF using a-IGZO TFTs
published pages: 32-42, ISSN: 0098-9886, DOI: 10.1002/cta.2576
International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications 47/1 2019-09-05

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