Current Circuit Manufacturing cost is high because of step by step chip level fabrication for which billion dollars are invested in electronic industry, but in order to control cost reduction and manufacturing hassle alternative to silicon need to be defined which can reduce cost by fraction, shape,size,flexibility and production time. Polytronics – Plastic Circuits overcome such limitations and provide circuit production and up gradation at much lower cost and because of its compactness and flexibility it can be rolled like a paper, Chemical Composition of plastics or conjugated polymers is changed by doping to make them conducting. Polymers polythiophenes, oligothiophenes and pentacene have conductive property.Fabrication of Microelectronic components on plastic substrates would allow manufacturer of gadgets through just printing process in near future.Instead of Building a device from bottom, Entire Product will come out of printer complete with electronic circuitry embedded in the product itself.
Plastic Circuit Applications
Electronic paper is nothing but a fine display which is capable of fetching news and other information source in flat display, the e-papers are as thin as printed newspaper and can be used to read newspapers and magazines, it is said that in coming future the printed newspaper will be replaced by electronic papers.
While the scientists around the world are still working hard to bring alternative to metal batteries, the plastic batteries have already gained lot of popularity. The plastic batteries are said to be 100 times more powerful then alkaline batteries, the sector has yet to see many more innovations coming to the table. The automobile sector will be the first to utilize the benefit of plastic batteries by replacing traditional batteries.
Rubber Electronics popularity grown because of the fact that, the need for rubber like material that has useful properties and can work in almost every other sector starting from automobile, electronic, cooking, medical implants, sportswear etc.
When electric field is imposed on polymer they tend to change in shape and size, this is called electroactive polymers. You will find heavy use of electroactive polymers in actuators and sensors. It is almost practically proven that the Eletroactive polymers can exhibit upto of 380% strain and is used widely to design artificial muscle for robotics. Future medical implants is going to see a widespread usage of electroactive polymers.
Polytronics is very good topic for presentation in case you are studying in 2nd or 3rd year of engineering and you belong to Electronics and Communication branch.
The chips are getting thinner day by day with technology advancing although the new trend is of Bio Chip that are environmental friendly and consume less power while ensure performance on the go.
The other associated topics that you can present paper on are – Flexible Electronics, Small Outline Integrated Circuits, Dual in Line Package, Jabil Circuit and Bio Chips.
The world of technology is advancing at fast pace, in coming years we will see transparent display and much thinner gadgets, infect the revolution has just begin there is yet to come, the year 2013 is for smartphones and medical instruments.