Interface Integrity in Stretchable Electronics

  title={Interface Integrity in Stretchable Electronics},
  author={Jan Neggers and Jpm Johan Hoefnagels and Olaf van der Sluis and Omid Sedaghat and Marc G. D. Geers},
Stretchable electronic devices enable numerous futuristic applications. Typically, these devices consist of a (metal) interconnect system embedded in a stretchable (rubber) matrix. This invokes an apparent stretchability conflict between the interconnect system and the matrix. This conflict is addressed by shaping the interconnects in mechanistic patterns that bend and twist to facilitate global stretchability. Metal-rubber type stretchable electronic systems exhibit catastrophic interface… CONTINUE READING