Self-similar and fractal design for stretchable electronics

John A Rogers (Inventor), Jonathan A Fan (Inventor), Woon-Hong Yeo (Inventor), Yewang Su (Inventor), Yonggang Huang (Inventor), Yihui Zhang (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number9613911
StatePublished - Apr 4 2017


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