Three-dimensional writing of highly stretchable organic nanowires

Ji Tae Kim, Jaeyeon Pyo, Jonghyun Rho, Jong Hyun Ahn, Jung Ho Je, G. Margaritondo

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Three-dimensional (3D) writing is a promising approach to realize stretchable electronics, but is so far limited to microscale features. We developed accurate 3D writing for highly stretchable organic nanowire arrays using a nanoscale polymer meniscus. Specifically, 3D nanoarches of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrenesulfonate) with unprecedented stretchability, over 270%, and no compromise on the electrical characteristics were fabricated. Then, we integrated nanoarches into photoswitches, electrochemical transistors, and electrical interconnects. The impact of these successful tests goes well beyond these specific devices and opens the way to new classes of stretchable nanodevices based on organic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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