Stretchability—The Metric for Stretchable Electrical Interconnects
AbstractStretchable circuit technology, as the name implies, allows an electronic circuit to adapt to its surroundings by elongating when an external force is applied. Based on this, early authors proposed a straightforward metric: stretchability—the percentage length increase the circuit can survive while remaining functional. However, when comparing technologies, this metric is often unreliable as it is heavily design dependent. This paper aims to demonstrate this shortcoming and proposes a series of alternate methods to evaluate the performance of a stretchable interconnect. These methods consider circuit volume, material usage, and the reliability of the technology. This analysis is then expanded to the direct current (DC) resistance measurement performed on these stretchable interconnects. A simple dead reckoning approach is demonstrated to estimate the magnitude of these measurement errors on the final measurement. View Full-Text
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Plovie, B.; Bossuyt, F.; Vanfleteren, J. Stretchability—The Metric for Stretchable Electrical Interconnects. Micromachines 2018, 9, 382.
Plovie B, Bossuyt F, Vanfleteren J. Stretchability—The Metric for Stretchable Electrical Interconnects. Micromachines. 2018; 9(8):382.Chicago/Turabian Style
Plovie, Bart; Bossuyt, Frederick; Vanfleteren, Jan. 2018. "Stretchability—The Metric for Stretchable Electrical Interconnects." Micromachines 9, no. 8: 382.
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