About the book
Organic electronics can impact healthcare, sports, and national security through inventions such as real-time biosensing and drug-delivery, stretchable and flexible sport track gear, and the electronic- nose and tongue. Organic semiconductors, based on carbon and hydrogen, two of the most abundant and low cost materials, can transduce ionic and electronic carriers into quantifiable data paving the way for multi-functional applications that are not easy to create with other material systems and often go beyond the working principle of the conventional field-effect transistor. We will begin our review with a general overview of the current state of OFETs focusing on complex architectures, materials and fabrication processes. We will discuss the device physics and explain the doping mechanisms that can exist in organic semiconducting channel materials. Then we will focus on exciting applications that include the electronic- nose and tongue, myriad biosensing applications for preventive, point-of-care testing and real-time drug delivery, emerging physico-chemical low cost sensing applications, and the well known flexible, stretchable electronics.