Flexible oxide electronics: device modeling and circuit integration

General information

Duration: 1.30 hour
Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 02.00 to 03.30 p.m. (UK time)
Language: English
Venue: online
Cost: free


Pedro Barquinha, Ph.D. in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2010). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-NOVA. He has been working in oxide electronics since 2004, going from the deposition and characterization of multicomponent oxides, fabrication and characterization of oxide TFTs, to their integration in analog/digital circuits on flexible substrates. He co-authored > 130 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=37, as September 2018), 7 books/book chapters in this area. His current research focus is to take oxide electronics to nanoscale era, seeking performance and integration levels suitable for multifunctional concepts. He is running an ERC Starting Grant (TREND) to advance this topic.


Virtual training course aim

  • Provide an overview on the current status of flexible oxide electronics, including market perspective, modeling and circuit design/fabrication considerations, presenting also some potential directions for near future research in the area.

Learning outcomes/ Skills / knowledge to be acquired through the course

  • Market outlook: oxide and flexible electronics
  • Modeling strategies for oxide transistors

    • Artificial neural networks for IGZO TFTs

    • Compact models for IGZO TFTs and ZnO EGTs

    • Physical models and device simulation in SILVACO Atlas for IGZO TFTs

  • Thin-film circuitry with oxide transistors

    • Design and layout strategies having in mind the peculiarities of oxide transistors

    • Implementation of PDK in Cadence

    • Examples of digital and analog blocks

    • Bringing circuit blocks into systems: the examples of x-ray dosimeters and smart packaging

  • A glimpse of the future on oxide electronics

    • Sustainable materials and processes

    • Oxide nanostructures, hybrid materials and nanodevices

Resources necessary for the course

  • N/A

Profile of the participants / knowledge requirements to complete the course

  • Students and professionals from academia and industry interested in large-area and flexible electronics.
    Attendees should have:

    • basic background on thin-film transistors structure, operation and fabrication techniques

    • basic background on digital and analog circuit operation (e.g., logic gates and amplifiers)

Expected impact of the course

  • Make attendees aware of the capabilities and limitations of oxide transistor technology and how these affect present and future concepts of flexible electronics.


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