Semiconductors & ICs

Ultra-Strong, Stretchable Electronics Inspired by Kirigami Paper-Cutting Art

A University at Buffalo -led research team was inspired by the ancient paper-cutting art of kirigami when building malleable electronic circuits. Their innovation — creating tiny sheets of strong yet bendable electronic materials made of select polymers and nanowires — could lead to improvements in smart clothing, electronic skin, and other applications that require pliable circuitry.