Biaxially stretchable "wavy" silicon nanomembranes

Won Mook Choi, Jizhou Song, Dahl Young Khang, Hanqing Jiang, Yonggang Y. Huang, John A. Rogers

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This Letter introduces a biaxially stretchable form of single crystalline silicon that consists of two dimensionally buckled, or "wavy", silicon nanomembranes on elastomeric supports. Fabrication procedures for these structures are described, and various aspects of their geometries and responses to uniaxial and biaxial strains along various directions are presented. Analytical models of the mechanics of these systems provide a framework for quantitatively understanding their behavior. These classes of materials might be interesting as a route to high-performance electronics with full, two-dimensional stretchability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1655-1663
Number of pages9
JournalNano Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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