English Abstract

Stretchable Electronics

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2012),85(3),101-106 General Review in Japanese

This paper introduce recent progresses and future prospects of stretchable electronics, focusing on molecular electronic materials based thin film transistors for opening up new era of electronics. Especially, we review the fabrication of carbon-nanotube elastic conductors with excellent stretchability and conductivity. Furthermore, we present the fabrication of truly, rubber-like organic electronics with integrating elastic conductors as electrical inter connections and flexible organic transistors on stretchable rubbery substrates.

Keywords: organic transistors, elastic conductors, stretchable electronics, flexible electronics