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Title: Functionalized PEDOT:PSS for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: Modifications, Strategies and Applications

Abstract

Substantial effort has been devoted to both scientific and technological developments of wearable, flexible, semitransparent, and sensing electronics (e.g., organic/perovskite photovoltaics, organic thin-film transistors, and medical sensors) in the past decade. The key to realizing those functionalities is essentially the fabrication of conductive electrodes with desirable mechanical properties. Conductive polymers (CPs) of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) have emerged to be the most promising flexible electrode materials over rigid metallic oxides and play a critical role in these unprecedented devices as transparent electrodes, hole transport layers, interconnectors, electroactive layers, or motion-sensing conductors. Here, the current status of research on PEDOT:PSS is summarized including various approaches to boosting the electrical conductivity and mechanical compliance and stability, directly linked to the underlying mechanism of the performance enhancements. Along with the basic principles, the most cutting edge-progresses in devices with PEDOT:PSS are highlighted. Meanwhile, the advantages and plausible problems of the CPs and as-fabricated devices are pointed out. Finally, new perspectives are given for CP modifications and device fabrications. This work stresses the importance of developing CP films and reveals their critical role in the evolution of these next-generation devices featuring wearable, deformable, printable, ultrathin, and see-through characteristics.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [1];  [3];  [6]
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ningbo (China)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (China)
  4. Hunan Univ. (China)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ningbo (China); Hunan Univ. (China)
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ningbo (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568922
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1558072; OSTI ID: 1568926
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-24580
Journal ID: ISSN 2198-3844
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advanced Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Advanced Science; Journal ID: ISSN 2198-3844
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science

Citation Formats

Xi, Fan, Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Wang, Nanxiang, Huang, Huihui, Cheng, Yajun, Wen, Rongjiang, Ma, Liujia, Yan, Feng, and Xia, Yonggao. Functionalized PEDOT:PSS for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: Modifications, Strategies and Applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/advs.201900813.
Xi, Fan, Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Wang, Nanxiang, Huang, Huihui, Cheng, Yajun, Wen, Rongjiang, Ma, Liujia, Yan, Feng, & Xia, Yonggao. Functionalized PEDOT:PSS for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: Modifications, Strategies and Applications. United States. doi:10.1002/advs.201900813.
Xi, Fan, Nie, Wanyi, Tsai, Hsinhan, Wang, Nanxiang, Huang, Huihui, Cheng, Yajun, Wen, Rongjiang, Ma, Liujia, Yan, Feng, and Xia, Yonggao. Tue . "Functionalized PEDOT:PSS for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: Modifications, Strategies and Applications". United States. doi:10.1002/advs.201900813.
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title = {Functionalized PEDOT:PSS for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: Modifications, Strategies and Applications},
author = {Xi, Fan and Nie, Wanyi and Tsai, Hsinhan and Wang, Nanxiang and Huang, Huihui and Cheng, Yajun and Wen, Rongjiang and Ma, Liujia and Yan, Feng and Xia, Yonggao},
abstractNote = {Substantial effort has been devoted to both scientific and technological developments of wearable, flexible, semitransparent, and sensing electronics (e.g., organic/perovskite photovoltaics, organic thin-film transistors, and medical sensors) in the past decade. The key to realizing those functionalities is essentially the fabrication of conductive electrodes with desirable mechanical properties. Conductive polymers (CPs) of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) have emerged to be the most promising flexible electrode materials over rigid metallic oxides and play a critical role in these unprecedented devices as transparent electrodes, hole transport layers, interconnectors, electroactive layers, or motion-sensing conductors. Here, the current status of research on PEDOT:PSS is summarized including various approaches to boosting the electrical conductivity and mechanical compliance and stability, directly linked to the underlying mechanism of the performance enhancements. Along with the basic principles, the most cutting edge-progresses in devices with PEDOT:PSS are highlighted. Meanwhile, the advantages and plausible problems of the CPs and as-fabricated devices are pointed out. Finally, new perspectives are given for CP modifications and device fabrications. This work stresses the importance of developing CP films and reveals their critical role in the evolution of these next-generation devices featuring wearable, deformable, printable, ultrathin, and see-through characteristics.},
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