Open circuit failure resistant interconnect is a key technology that would enable reliable flexible electronic circuits. Using a dispersion of conductive particles in an insulating fluid, researchers discuss the physics and engineering behind self-healing interconnects where repair is automatically triggered upon the occurrence of an open fault. Heals having metallic conductivity and nearly plastic stretchability are demonstrated. This work promises high speed, self-healing and stretchable interconnects thereby improving system reliability.
“Stretchable Self Healing Electronics”