Printed and organic diodes: devices, circuits and applications

Thomas Kraft, Paul Berger, Donald Lupo

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We review the history and current state of the art of diodes fabricated with organic semiconductors and other printable materials. In particular, we look at the integration of printed diodes into circuits and systems for applications, with particular emphasis on rectification, energy harvesting, and negative differential resistance (e.g. tunnel diodes). An overview of solution processed and printable organic and inorganic materials utilised in diodes is provided with an in depth analysis of their physics of operation. Furthermore, it is explained how the diverse array in which printed diodes can be implemented demonstrates their potential in the printed electronics industry.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033001
JournalFlexible and Printed Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Energy harvesting
  • Organic electronics
  • Printed diodes
  • Printed electronics
  • Rectification
  • Tunnel diodes


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