Stripes of thin gold films are made on an elastomeric substrate with built-in compressive stress to form surface waves. Because these waves can be stretched flat they function as elastic electrical conductors. Surprisingly, we observe electrical continuity not only up to an external strain of reached by stretching the films first flat and then to the fracture strain of free-standing gold films but up to Such large strains will permit making stretchable electric conductors that will be essential to three-dimensional electronic circuits.
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Research Article| April 07 2003
Stretchable gold conductors on elastomeric substrates
Stéphanie Périchon Lacour;
Stéphanie Périchon Lacour, Sigurd Wagner, Zhenyu Huang, Z. Suo; Stretchable gold conductors on elastomeric substrates. Appl. Phys. Lett. 14 April 2003; 82 (15): 2404–2406. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1565683
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