Design and characterization of ultra-stretchable monolithic silicon fabric

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/346737
Title:
Design and characterization of ultra-stretchable monolithic silicon fabric
Authors:
Rojas, Jhonathan Prieto ( 0000-0001-7848-1121 ) ; Carreno, Armando Arpys Arevalo ( 0000-0001-9446-3310 ) ; Foulds, I. G.; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
Stretchable electronic systems can play instrumental role for reconfigurable macro-electronics such as distributed sensor networks for wearable and bio-integrated electronics. Typically, polymer composite based materials and its deterministic design as interconnects are used to achieve such systems. Nonetheless, non-polymeric inorganic silicon is the predominant material for 90% of electronics. Therefore, we report the design and fabrication of an all silicon based network of hexagonal islands connected through spiral springs to form an ultra-stretchable arrangement for complete compliance to highly asymmetric shapes. Several design parameters are considered and their validation is carried out through finite element analysis. The fabrication process is based on conventional microfabrication techniques and the measured stretchability is more than 1000% for single spirals and area expansions as high as 30 folds in arrays. The reported method can provide ultra-stretchable and adaptable electronic systems for distributed network of high-performance macro-electronics especially useful for wearable electronics and bio-integrated devices.
KAUST Department:
Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe)
Citation:
Design and characterization of ultra-stretchable monolithic silicon fabric 2014, 105 (15):154101 Applied Physics Letters
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Applied Physics Letters
Issue Date:
13-Oct-2014
DOI:
10.1063/1.4898128
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0003-6951; 1077-3118
Additional Links:
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/apl/105/15/10.1063/1.4898128
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
dc.contributor.authorCarreno, Armando Arpys Arevaloen
dc.contributor.authorFoulds, I. G.en
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-17T05:59:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-17T05:59:24Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10-13en
dc.identifier.citationDesign and characterization of ultra-stretchable monolithic silicon fabric 2014, 105 (15):154101 Applied Physics Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951en
dc.identifier.issn1077-3118en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4898128en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/346737en
dc.description.abstractStretchable electronic systems can play instrumental role for reconfigurable macro-electronics such as distributed sensor networks for wearable and bio-integrated electronics. Typically, polymer composite based materials and its deterministic design as interconnects are used to achieve such systems. Nonetheless, non-polymeric inorganic silicon is the predominant material for 90% of electronics. Therefore, we report the design and fabrication of an all silicon based network of hexagonal islands connected through spiral springs to form an ultra-stretchable arrangement for complete compliance to highly asymmetric shapes. Several design parameters are considered and their validation is carried out through finite element analysis. The fabrication process is based on conventional microfabrication techniques and the measured stretchability is more than 1000% for single spirals and area expansions as high as 30 folds in arrays. The reported method can provide ultra-stretchable and adaptable electronic systems for distributed network of high-performance macro-electronics especially useful for wearable electronics and bio-integrated devices.en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/apl/105/15/10.1063/1.4898128en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Applied Physics Lettersen
dc.titleDesign and characterization of ultra-stretchable monolithic silicon fabricen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe)en
dc.identifier.journalApplied Physics Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, V1V 1V7 British Columbia, Canadaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
kaust.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
kaust.authorCarreno, Armando Arpys Arevaloen
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