Edited by the leaders in the fi eld, with chapters from highly renowned international researchers, this is the fi rst coherent overview of the latest in silicon nanomembrane research. As such, it focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of silicon nanomembranes, ranging from synthesis and manipulation to manufacturing, device integration and system level applications, including uses in bio-integrated electronics, three-dimensional integrated photonics, solar cells, and transient electronics. The first part describes in detail the fundamental physics and materials science involved, as well as synthetic approaches and assembly and manufacturing strategies, while the second covers the wide range of device applications and system level demonstrators already achieved, with examples taken from electronics and photonics and from biomedicine and energy.
John A. Rogers holds a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His research includes fundamental and applied aspects of nano- and molecular-scale fabrication as well as materials and patterning techniques for unusual electronic and photonic devices, with an emphasis on bio-integrated and bio-inspired systems. He has published more than 500 papers, and is an inventor of over 80 patents and patent applications, more than 50 of which are licensed or in active use by large companies and startups that he has co-founded. Jong-Hyun Ahn is Underwood distinguished professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Yonsei University, Korea. His research interest focuses on the synthesis and properties of graphene, two-dimensional materials, and Si nanomembranes, and their application in fl exible electronics. Jong-Hyun Ahn has authored more than 130 scientifi c publications and is an inventor of more than 60 patents and has received numerous scientifi c awards, including the National Young Scientist Award and the IEEE George Smith Award.
PART I. MATERIALS AND PROCESSES Synthesis, Assembly and Applications of Semiconductor Nanomembranes Mechanics of Si Nanomebranes Charge/Phonon Transport and Thermoelectricity of Si Nanomembranes Strain Effect on Band Structure of Si Nanomembranes PART II. DEVICE APPLICATIONS Transparent and Foldable Electronics Enabled by Si Nanomembranes Extremely Flexible Nanoscale Ultrathin Body Silicon Integrated Circuits on Plastic High Speed, Flexible Electronics by Use of Si Nanomembranes Si Nanomembranes for Bio-Integrated Electronics Flexible Si Nanomebrane Sensor for Human Interface Flexible and Transparent Solar Cells Using Si Nanomembranes Silicon Nanomembranes for Efficient and Precise Molecular Separations 3D Integrated Optics of Si Nanomebranes Si Nanomebrane-based Photonic Devices Si Nanomembrane-based Biosensors for Protein Detection