Multilayer Patterning of High Resolution Intrinsically Stretchable Electronics
2016 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 6, 1-6 p., 25641Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Stretchable electronics can bridge the gap between hard planar electronic circuits and the curved, soft and elastic objects of nature. This has led to applications like conformal displays, electronic skin and soft neuroprosthetics. A remaining challenge, however, is to match the dimensions of the interfaced systems, as all require feature sizes well below 100 μm. Intrinsically stretchable nanocomposites are attractive in this context as the mechanical deformations occur on the nanoscale, although methods for patterning high performance materials have been lacking. Here we address these issues by reporting on a multilayer additive patterning approach for high resolution fabrication of stretchable electronic devices. The method yields highly conductive 30 μm tracks with similar performance to their macroscopic counterparts. Further, we demonstrate a three layer micropatterned stretchable electroluminescent display with pixel sizes down to 70 μm. These presented findings pave the way towards future developments of high definition displays, electronic skins and dense multielectrode arrays.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2016. Vol. 6, 1-6 p., 25641
Composite Science and Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131606DOI: 10.1038/srep25641PubMedID: 27157804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-131606DiVA: diva2:974788