1. Theory for Stretchable Interconnects

  1. Prof. Takao Someya
  1. Jizhou Song1 and
  2. Shuodao Wang2

Published Online: 28 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527646982.ch1

Stretchable Electronics

Stretchable Electronics

How to Cite

Song, J. and Wang, S. (2012) Theory for Stretchable Interconnects, in Stretchable Electronics (ed T. Someya), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527646982.ch1

Editor Information

  1. The University of Tokyo, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Miami, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA

  2. 2

    Northwestern University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Evanston, IL 60208, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527329786

Online ISBN: 9783527646982



  • buckling;
  • interconnect;
  • island;
  • substrate;
  • stretchable electronics;
  • prestrain


Electronic systems with large stretchability have many applications. This chapter reviews the theoretical aspects of three stretchable interconnects including the stretchable wavy ribbon, popup structure, and noncoplanar mesh design. Mechanics models are described and used to predict the maximum strains. The models agree well with experiments and finite element simulations and give the stretchability of the system in terms of the geometric parameters, material properties, and fracture strain of the material.