Stretchable and Flexible Optoelectronics from Crumpled Two-Dimensional Material Heterostructures

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a platform for stretchable + flexible optoelectronics that offer consistent performance in stretched vs. non-stretched mode. The platform, which features stacked layers of two-dimensional materials that are crumpled or wrinkled, can enable new designs and manufacturing methodologies for devices that offer both toughness and malleability at scales as small as nanometers.