Flexible Sensory Systems: Structural Approaches

Chan Park, Byeongjun Lee, Jungmin Kim, Haran Lee, Jeongbeom Kang, Jongwon Yoon, Jonghyeon Ban, Chiwon Song, Seong J. Cho
2022 Polymers  
Biology is characterized by smooth, elastic, and nonplanar surfaces; as a consequence, soft electronics that enable interfacing with nonplanar surfaces allow applications that could not be achieved with the rigid and integrated circuits that exist today. Here, we review the latest examples of technologies and methods that can replace elasticity through a structural approach; these approaches can modify mechanical properties, thereby improving performance, while maintaining the existing material
more » ... integrity. Furthermore, an overview of the recent progress in wave/wrinkle, stretchable interconnect, origami/kirigami, crack, nano/micro, and textile structures is provided. Finally, potential applications and expected developments in soft electronics are discussed.
doi:10.3390/polym14061232 pmid:35335562 pmcid:PMC8955130 fatcat:ab62c7i7dnd2fe7ws77itnhiee