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dc.contributor.authorAbouraddy, A. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBayindir, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBenoit, G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHart, S. D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKuriki, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOrf, N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShapira, O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSorin, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTemelkuran, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFink, Y.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:49:41Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:49:41Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn1476-1122
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38165
dc.description.abstractVirtually all electronic and optoelectronic devices necessitate a challenging assembly of conducting, semiconducting and insulating materials into specific geometries with low-scattering interfaces and microscopic feature dimensions. A variety of wafer-based processing approaches have been developed to address these requirements, which although successful are at the same time inherently restricted by the wafer size, its planar geometry and the complexity associated with sequential high-precision processing steps. In contrast, optical-fibre drawing from a macroscopic preformed rod is simpler and yields extended lengths of uniform fibres. Recently, a new family of fibres composed of conductors, semiconductors and insulators has emerged. These fibres share the basic device attributes of their traditional electronic and optoelectronic counterparts, yet are fabricated using conventional preform-based fibre-processing methods, yielding kilometres of functional fibre devices. Two complementary approaches towards realizing sophisticated functions are explored: on the single-fibre level, the integration of a multiplicity of functional components into one fibre, and on the multiple-fibre level, the assembly of large-scale two- and three-dimensional geometric constructs made of many fibres. When applied together these two approaches pave the way to multifunctional fabric systems. © 2007 Nature Publishing Group.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNature Materialsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmat1889en_US
dc.subjectInsulating materialsen_US
dc.subjectLight scatteringen_US
dc.subjectOptical fiber fabricationen_US
dc.subjectOptoelectronic devicesen_US
dc.subjectSemiconductor materialsen_US
dc.subjectHigh-precision processingen_US
dc.subjectLow scattering interfacesen_US
dc.subjectPlanar geometryen_US
dc.subjectWafer sizeen_US
dc.subjectOptical fibersen_US
dc.titleTowards multimaterial multifunctional fibres that see, hear, sense and communicateen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.citation.spage336en_US
dc.citation.epage347en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber6en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber5en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nmat1889en_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US


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