Mechanics of noncoplanar mesh design for stretchable electronic circuits

J. Song, Y. Huang, J. Xiao, S. Wang, K. C. Hwang, H. C. Ko, D. H. Kim, M. P. Stoykovich, J. A. Rogers

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A noncoplanar mesh design that enables electronic systems to achieve large, reversible levels stretchability (>100%) is studied theoretically and experimentally. The design uses semiconductor device islands and buckled thin interconnects on elastometric substrates. A mechanics model is established to understand the underlying physics and to guide the design of such systems. The predicted buckle amplitude agrees well with experiments within 5.5% error without any parameter fitting. The results also give the maximum strains in the interconnects and the islands, as well as the overall system stretchability and compressibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number123516
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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