Wet chemical processable low-k and high-k insulators for high-frequency applications, power electronics and stretchable electronics
Since electronic systems are used in all areas in the meantime - from biologic systems to energy systems and from everyday items to highly specialized objects – the requirements on dielectric materials increase. While resistivity and dielectric strength / breakdown voltages are main specifications, thermal stability, mechanical properties, biological compatibility, etc. draw more and more attention in dependence on the field of use of the device. The importance of tailored dielectrics and insulators is often neglected since focus is on active materials, such as semiconductors. However when reliability, processing and application is considered in detail, many potential dielectric and insulating materials are not able to meet the complete list of specifications.