Controlled buckling of thin films on compliant substrates for stretchable electronics

J. Song, J. Wu, Y. Huang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Electronic systems with large stretchability have many applications. This chapter reviews the mechanics of a non-coplanar mesh design whose stretchability can be up to 100%. Mechanics models for non-coplanar mesh designs are developed and used to predict the maximum strains. The models agree well with experiments and give the stretchability of the system in terms of the geometric parameters and fracture strain of the material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThin Film Growth
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics, Materials Science and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781845697365
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Buckling
  • Interconnect
  • Island
  • Stretchable electronics
  • Substrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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