Session 17: Substrates
Polysulfide elastomers for use in flexible and stretchable electronics
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Wearable technologies such as activity trackers, smartwatches and countless other novel form factors have allowed for electronic devices with more biological form factors. To aid in this electronics revolution, Ares Materials has developed a new product based on our Pylux family of polysulfide thermosets: Pylux-S stretchable substrates. These monolithic materials are engineered to develop anisotropic strain spatially (strain ratios of up to 1000-to-1 between the soft and stiff sections) based on photolithographically-compatible patterning techniques. In this talk, we explore the advantages of Pylux-S compared to the state-of-the-art strain isolation techniques. Additionally, we will demonstrate Pylux-S materials in case studies for strain-isolation of strain insensitive devices (e.g. LED arrays) connected via stretchable interconnects and potential applications in strain isolation of other stretchable and flexible electronic systems.
Dr. Radu Reit is the Chief Technology Officer at Ares Materials where he works on developing new material solutions for serving the flexible electronics community. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016, where his graduate work focused on novel polymer development for flexible bioelectronics substrates. At Ares Materials, Radu is responsible for the research and development of the Pylux™ polysulfide thermoset product line and the ATB series release layers. He is also responsible for the intellectual property portfolio, authoring over 10 patent grants or applications covering novel materials, materials processing methods and applications in flexible electronic systems.