Review on stretchable and flexible inorganic electronics

Xue Feng, Bing Wei Lu, Jian Wu, Yuan Lin*, Ji Zhou Song, Guo Feng Song, Yong Gang Huang

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In order to meet the further demand of the next-generation electronic devices in the transplantable, lightweight and portable performances, flexible and stretchable inorganic electronics attract much more attention in both industry and academia in recent years. Compared to organic electronics, stretchable and flexible inorganic electronics are fabricated with the integrated structures of inorganic components on complaint substrates, which own the stretchability and flexibility via mechanical design. Thus stretchable and flexible inorganic electronics have the high electron mobility and excellent conformability to non-planar environment subjected to large deformation. This paper reviews the recent progress on principle, design based on mechanics, integration based on transfer printing and the reliability analysis of stretchable and flexible inorganic electronics. Finally, the prospective is also described for future application in bioengineering and medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014201
JournalWuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 5 2014


  • Adhesion
  • Buckling
  • Inorganic semiconductor
  • Stretchable and flexible electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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