Applied Physics Letter, Volume 109, Issue 18, November 2016

A Stretchable and Screen-Printable Conductive Ink for Stretchable Electronics

Anwar Mohammeda and Michael Pechtb
a Flex, Milpitas, California 95035, USA
b CALCE, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA


Stretchable electronics can offer an added degree of design freedom and generate products with unprecedented capabilities. Stretchable conductive ink serving as interconnect, is a key enabler for stretchable electronics. This paper focuses on the development of a stretchable and screen printable conductive ink which could be stretched more than 500 cycles at 20% strain while maintaining electrical and mechanical integrity. The screen printable and stretchable conductive ink developed in this paper marks an important milestone for this nascent technology.

This article is available online here and to CALCE Consortium Members for personal review.

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