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2009 News in Brief



New model enables precise design of damage-resistant materials

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A study of stickers peeling from windows could lead to a new way to precisely control the fabrication of stretchable electronics, according to a team of researchers including Pedro Miguel Reis, an instructor in the Department of Mathematics who will join the CEE and MechE faculties next summer. Stretchable electronics, which would enable electronic devices embedded into clothing, surgical gloves, electronic paper or other flexible materials, have proven difficult to engineer because the electrical wiring tends to be damaged as the material twists. A study published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of June 15 offers a new approach to designing such circuits. Read more.