Optoelectronic Devices from Bacterial NanoCellulose

Elvira Fortunato, Diana Gaspar, Paulo Duarte, Luís Pereira, Hugo Águas, António Vicente, Fernando Dourado, Miguel Gama, Rodrigo Martins

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In recent years, we have been observing a rapid and growing interest concerning the utilization of biological materials for a wide range of applications. One of the most representative example is cellulose, not only as a raw material for pulp and paper production, but also for the development of advanced materials/products with tailor-made properties, especially based on nanostructures.Bacterial cellulose has demonstrated to be a remarkably versatile biomaterial and can be used in a wide variety of applications like: paper, textile, food industry, medicine, cosmetics and more recently in optoelectronic devices.In this chapter we will review the main applications of bacterial cellulose in electronics, either as a substrate (passive) or as a real electronic material (active), taking into account the expertise as well as, for the first time, the major achievements at CENIMAT i3N in the area of bacterial cellulose applied to Paper Electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBacterial Nanocellulose
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Biotechnology to Bio-Economy
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780444634665
ISBN (Print)9780444634580
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016


  • Bacterial nanocellulose
  • Nanocellulose
  • Paper electronics
  • Paper OLED displays
  • Paper solar cells
  • Paper transistor


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