Stretchable complementary metal oxide silicon circuits consisting of ultrathin active devices mechanically and electrically connected by narrow metal lines and polymer bridging structures are presented. This layout-together with designs that locate the neutral mechanical plane near the critical circuit layers-yields strain independent electrical performance and realistic paths to circuit integration. A typical implementation reduces the strain in the silicon to less than ∼0.04% for applied strains of ∼10%. Mechanical and electrical modeling and experimental characterization reveal the underlying physics of these systems.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)