Stretchable Self Healing Electronics

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”
https://journals.aps.org/prapplied/accepted/25071A01Id31ce03215850b04c4c7c2f4f7f87025