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Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Synopsis

Flexible hybrid electronics allows the development of stretchable, bendable, foldable form-factors in electronics applications, which have not been possible with the use of rigid electronics technologies.  The existing electronics ecosystem and supply-chain is geared towards the manufacture of rigid electronics.  The manufacture of thin electronic architectures requires the development of solutions for unique challenges including the integration of thin-chips, flexible encapsulation, compliant interconnects, and development of stretchable inks for metallization traces. Furthermore, the integration of flexible hybrid electronics into high-reliability architectures requires the development of testing protocols to meaningfully inform manufacturing processes and ensure reliability and survivability under exposure to sustained harsh environmental operating conditions.

Representative Publications

  1. Lall, P., Zhang, H., Prognostication of Remaining Useful Life for Flexible Batteries in Foldable Electronics, Proceedings of the IEEE PHM Conference, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 1-10, June 20-22, 2016.
  2. Lall, P., Zhang, H., Survivability Assessment of Flexible Batteries in Electronics, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, pp. 1-32, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2016.