Tweaking Polymer Structure to Make Flexible Electronics

The development of flexible electronic devices has invited research responses from several scientists. There is no contention over the utility of these devices manufactured with flexible materials. The most common types of flexible electronic devices are optoelectronic systems that can process light rays. These devices use the quantum effects of light for electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical stimulation. As a result, optoelectronic devices’ supply and control of light is becoming an area of interest for researchers.

Scientific Reports recently published a paper that discusses the relevance of optoelectronic devices. The research paper elucidates the findings of Italian and Brazilian researchers in the domain of opto-electronic studies. The researchers studied the optical and electronic properties of an electroluminescent polymer called polythiophene. Hence, they considered the electrical conductivity of this polymer while making inferences. Researchers took interest keeping in mind the flexibility, light-weight, and organic properties of the polymer.

Use of Polythiophene Polymer

The researchers developed a theoretical framework to study the properties of polythiophene. Researcher were aware that the some factors disrupt the electronic and optical properties of polythiophene. Hence, the researchers ordered the polymer in a way that could retain its optical properties. Furthermore, researchers also altered the ability of the polymer to absorb and emit light. Hence, the absorption of light became more predictable for the researchers.

Ordering of Polymer Structures

The ordering of polymer components and selectivity of their optical properties helps in manufacturing flexible electronics. The materials automatically express the electronic properties of these polythiophene after performing the aforementioned amends. Thereafter, researchers can easily manufacture flexible electronics. The electrons inside the structure continually move across the polymer. Further, by ordering the polymer to set electrons in linear motion researchers can inhibit this tendency. The new research is expected to open fresh avenues for research within flexible electronics.

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