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Title: Self-similar and fractal design for stretchable electronics

Abstract

The present invention provides electronic circuits, devices and device components including one or more stretchable components, such as stretchable electrical interconnects, electrodes and/or semiconductor components. Stretchability of some of the present systems is achieved via a materials level integration of stretchable metallic or semiconducting structures with soft, elastomeric materials in a configuration allowing for elastic deformations to occur in a repeatable and well-defined way. The stretchable device geometries and hard-soft materials integration approaches of the invention provide a combination of advance electronic function and compliant mechanics supporting a broad range of device applications including sensing, actuation, power storage and communications.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois, Evanston, IL (United States); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1498913
Patent Number(s):
10192830
Application Number:
15/477,865
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL); Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46471
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Apr 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rogers, John A., Fan, Jonathan, Yeo, Woon-Hong, Su, Yewang, Huang, Yonggang, and Zhang, Yihui. Self-similar and fractal design for stretchable electronics. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Rogers, John A., Fan, Jonathan, Yeo, Woon-Hong, Su, Yewang, Huang, Yonggang, & Zhang, Yihui. Self-similar and fractal design for stretchable electronics. United States.
Rogers, John A., Fan, Jonathan, Yeo, Woon-Hong, Su, Yewang, Huang, Yonggang, and Zhang, Yihui. Tue . "Self-similar and fractal design for stretchable electronics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1498913.
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