Tape transfer atomization patterning of liquid alloys for microfluidic stretchable wireless power transfer
2015 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 5, 8419- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Stretchable electronics offers unsurpassed mechanical compliance on complex or soft surfaces like the human skin and organs. To fully exploit this great advantage, an autonomous system with a self-powered energy source has been sought for. Here, we present a new technology to pattern liquid alloys on soft substrates, targeting at fabrication of a hybrid-integrated power source in microfluidic stretchable electronics. By atomized spraying of a liquid alloy onto a soft surface with a tape transferred adhesive mask, a universal fabrication process is provided for high quality patterns of liquid conductors in a meter scale. With the developed multilayer fabrication technique, a microfluidic stretchable wireless power transfer device with an integrated LED was demonstrated, which could survive cycling between 0% and 25% strain over 1,000 times.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 5, 8419- p.
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Microsystems Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247504DOI: 10.1038/srep08419ISI: 000349245600018PubMedID: 25673261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-247504DiVA: diva2:796433