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Title: Stretchable and foldable electronic devices

Disclosed herein are stretchable, foldable and optionally printable, processes for making devices and devices such as semiconductors, electronic circuits and components thereof that are capable of providing good performance when stretched, compressed, flexed or otherwise deformed. Strain isolation layers provide good strain isolation to functional device layers. Multilayer devices are constructed to position a neutral mechanical surface coincident or proximate to a functional layer having a material that is susceptible to strain-induced failure. Neutral mechanical surfaces are positioned by one or more layers having a property that is spatially inhomogeneous, such as by patterning any of the layers of the multilayer device.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1478755
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
10,064,269
Application Number:
14/521,319
Contract Number:
FG02-91ER45439; FG02-07ER46471; FG02-07ER46453
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 22
Research Org:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (Unitd States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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