Electronic skin: Architecture and components

Sigurd Wagner, Stéphanie P. Lacour, Joyelle Jones, Pai Hui I. Hsu, James C. Sturm, Teng Li, Zhigang Suo

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Conceptual hardware architecture of skin-like circuits is described. An elastomeric skin carries rigid islands on which active subcircuits are made. The subcircuit islands are interconnected by stretchable metallization. We concentrate on recent advances in stretchable thin-film conductors, by covering their construction, evaluation, and laboratory and theoretical analysis. Reversibly stretchable conductors with electrically-critical strains ranging from 10% to 100% have been made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-334
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number2-3 SPEC.ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Elastomer
  • Large-area electronics
  • Macroelectronics
  • Stretchable metal film


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