dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yaqing
dc.contributor.authorHe, Ke
dc.contributor.authorChen, Geng
dc.contributor.authorLeow, Wan Ru
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xiaodong
dc.identifier.citationLiu, Y., He, K., Chen, G., Leow, W. R., & Chen, X. (2017). Nature-Inspired Structural Materials for Flexible Electronic Devices. Chemical Reviews, 117(20), 12893-12941.en_US
dc.description.abstractExciting advancements have been made in the field of flexible electronic devices in the last two decades and will certainly lead to a revolution in peoples’ lives in the future. However, because of the poor sustainability of the active materials in complex stress environments, new requirements have been adopted for the construction of flexible devices. Thus, hierarchical architectures in natural materials, which have developed various environment-adapted structures and materials through natural selection, can serve as guides to solve the limitations of materials and engineering techniques. This review covers the smart designs of structural materials inspired by natural materials and their utility in the construction of flexible devices. First, we summarize structural materials that accommodate mechanical deformations, which is the fundamental requirement for flexible devices to work properly in complex environments. Second, we discuss the functionalities of flexible devices induced by nature-inspired structural materials, including mechanical sensing, energy harvesting, physically interacting, and so on. Finally, we provide a perspective on newly developed structural materials and their potential applications in future flexible devices, as well as frontier strategies for biomimetic functions. These analyses and summaries are valuable for a systematic understanding of structural materials in electronic devices and will serve as inspirations for smart designs in flexible electronics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNRF (Natl Research Foundation, S’pore)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en_US
dc.format.extent120 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesChemical Reviewsen_US
dc.rights© 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Chemical Reviews, American Chemical Society (ACS). It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00291].en_US
dc.subjectFlexible Electronic Devicesen_US
dc.subjectBiomimetic Materialsen_US
dc.titleNature-Inspired Structural Materials for Flexible Electronic Devicesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US
dc.contributor.organizationInnovative Centre for Flexible Devicesen_US

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