Stretchable GaAs photovoltaics with designs that enable high areal coverage

Jongho Lee, Jian Wu, Mingxing Shi, Jongseung Yoon, Sang Il Park, Ming Li, Zhuangjian Liu, Yonggang Huang*, John A. Rogers

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Strategies are presented for achieving, simultaneously, both large areal coverage and high stretchability by using elastomeric substrates with surface relief in geometries that confine strains at the locations of the interconnections, and away from the devices. The studies involve a combination of theory and experiment to reveal the essential mechanics, and include demonstrations of the ideas in stretchable solar modules that use ultrathin, single junction GaAs solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)986-991
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 22 2011


  • gallium arsenide
  • photovoltaics
  • stretchable electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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