Robots & Machines

New stretchable metal circuitry can extend to twice its size

Kif LeswingSeptember 14th 2015
  • After bonding iridum to a plastic layer, researchers were able to slowly stretch the metal film to twice its original length without breaking. In fact, the metal continued stretching — it was the plastic layer that broke and ended the experiment.
  • Stretchable metal could find many uses in consumer products, such as bendable batteries, displays and smart fabrics.
  • According to one member of the team, this development is a ““a quantum improvement in stretchable electronics and wearable devices.”

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