Reconfigurable Electronics Platform: Concept, Mechanics, Materials and Process
AuthorsDamdam, Asrar N.
AdvisorsHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
Embargo End Date2019-08-16
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AbstractElectronic platforms that are able to re-shape and assume different geometries are attractive for the advancing biomedical technologies, where the re-shaping feature increases the adaptability and compliance of the electronic platform to the human body. In this thesis, we present a serpentine-honeycomb reconfigurable electronic platform that has the ability to reconfigure into five different geometries: quatrefoil, ellipse, diamond, star and one irregular geometry. We show the fabrication processes of the serpentine-honeycomb reconfigurable platform in a micro-scale, using amorphous silicon, and in a macro-scale using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The chosen materials are biocompatible, where the silicon was selected due to its superior electrical properties while the PDMS was selected due to its unique mechanical properties. We study the tensile strain for both fabricated-versions of the design and we demonstrate their reconfiguring capabilities. The resulting reconfiguring capabilities of the serpentine-honeycomb reconfigurable platform broaden the innovation opportunity for wearable electronics, implantable electronics and soft robotics.
CitationDamdam, A. N. (2018). Reconfigurable Electronics Platform: Concept, Mechanics, Materials and Process. KAUST Research Repository. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-06CY1
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