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Paper-Cut Flexible Multifunctional Electronics Using MoS2 Nanosheet

School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Athioula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Micro/Nano Technology Center, Tokai University, 4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka-city, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(7), 922;
Received: 9 May 2019 / Revised: 18 June 2019 / Accepted: 21 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
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Art and science represent human creativity and rational thinking, respectively. When the two seemingly opposite fields are intertwined, there is always a life-changing spark. In particular, the integration of ancient traditional Chinese art into the latest electronic devices is always been an unexcavated topic. Fabricating two-dimensional material with a tensile strain less than 3% with an ultimate global stretch has been an important problem that plagues the current flexible electronics field. The current research is limited to material in small scale, and it is always necessary to develop and extend large-sized flexible electronic systems. Here, inspired by the traditional Chinese paper-cut structure, we present a highly deformable multifunctional electronic system based on the MoS2 nanosheet. In this work, we first demonstrate how the traditional paper-cut structure can open the view of flexible electronics. In order to obtain a large area of MoS2 with excellent performance, we use a metal-assisted exfoliation method to transfer MoS2, followed by fabricating a field effect transistor to characterize its excellent electrical properties. Two photodetectors and a temperature sensor are produced with good performance. The mechanical simulation proves that the structure has more advantages in stretchability than other typical paper-cut structures. From the experimental and mechanical point of view, it is proved that the device can work stably under high deformation. We finally show that the device has broad application prospects in highly deformed organs, tissues, and joints. These findings set a good example of traditional Chinese culture to guide innovation in the field of electronic devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: highly stretchable electronics; Chinese traditional culture; paper-cut; bioelectronics; 2D material; flexible electronics highly stretchable electronics; Chinese traditional culture; paper-cut; bioelectronics; 2D material; flexible electronics

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Yang, D.; Wang, H.; Luo, S.; Wang, C.; Zhang, S.; Guo, S. Paper-Cut Flexible Multifunctional Electronics Using MoS2 Nanosheet. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 922.

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