24_20/2012Elastomeric Emissive Materials: Stretchable Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Using an Elastomeric Emissive Material (Adv. Mater. 20/2012)

On page 2673, T. B. Carmichael and co-workers describe an emerging methodology in which devices, rather than device interconnects, are designed to tolerate strain. Intrinsically stretchable light-emitting devices provide uniform and diffuse light emission over large areas, suitable for new applications in lighting. The image shows an intrinsically stretchable light-emitting electrochemical cell, in which the integration of an electroluminescent compound with an elastomeric material enables device operation during stretching and bending.

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