Modular and Reconfigurable Stretchable Electronic Systems

Jiheong Kang, Donghee Son, Orestis Vardoulis, Jaewan Mun, Naoji Matsuhisa, Yeongin Kim, Jaemin Kim, Jeffrey B.H. Tok, Zhenan Bao

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Abstract

Electronics offering modularity in design and function, i.e., modular electronics have enabled a wide gamut of applications, such as promotion of creativity, self-assembling robots, and customizable consumer electronics. In particular, there is recently a fertile application domain within the rapidly growing needs in wearable technologies. Toward this application, it is proposed that stretchable, self-healable, and mechanically tough materials will enable a highly desirable reconfigurable multifunctional and modular platform for wearable electronics. Here, the novel applications of tough self-healing elastomer are reported to realize skin-like modular electronics system,, i.e., stretchable, tough, self-healable, and reconfigurable, in which multiple electronic components are electrically interconnected and can effectively communicate with each other digitally. The fabricated self-healing conductive lines can also allow for components that can be readily cut, reconfigured, and reconnected by the user.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800417
JournalAdvanced Materials Technologies
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • modular electronics
  • reconfigurable electronics
  • self-healing chemistry
  • stretchable electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Kang, J., Son, D., Vardoulis, O., Mun, J., Matsuhisa, N., Kim, Y., Kim, J., Tok, J. B. H., & Bao, Z. (2019). Modular and Reconfigurable Stretchable Electronic Systems. Advanced Materials Technologies, 4(3), [1800417]. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.201800417