22 May 2015 Transformational electronics are now reconfiguring
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Current developments on enhancing our smart living experience are leveraging the increased interest for novel systems that can be compatible with foldable, wrinkled, wavy and complex geometries and surfaces, and thus become truly ubiquitous and easy to deploy. Therefore, relying on innovative structural designs we have been able to reconfigure the physical form of various materials, to achieve remarkable mechanical flexibility and stretchability, which provides us with the perfect platform to develop enhanced electronic systems for application in entertainment, healthcare, fitness and wellness, military and manufacturing industry. Based on these novel structural designs we have developed a siliconbased network of hexagonal islands connected through double-spiral springs, forming an ultra-stretchable (~1000%) array for full compliance to highly asymmetric shapes and surfaces, as well as a serpentine design used to show an ultrastretchable (~800%) and flexible, spatially reconfigurable, mobile, metallic thin film copper (Cu)-based, body-integrated and non-invasive thermal heater with wireless controlling capability, reusability, heating-adaptability and affordability due to low-cost complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-compatible integration.
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Jhonathan P. Rojas, Aftab M. Hussain, A. Arevalo, I. G. Foulds, Galo A. Torres Sevilla, Joanna M. Nassar, Muhammad M. Hussain, "Transformational electronics are now reconfiguring", Proc. SPIE 9467, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VII, 946709 (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176790; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2176790
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