Reversibly, repeatedly foldable glass with displays and other electronics

Reversibly, repeatedly foldable electronics and displays have been enabled by employing engineered glass or plastics substrates, where folding deformation has been localized in thinned parts only. This design concept can further be extended to dual folding, leading to size reduction down to one quarter. Notably, the foldable electronics and displays can be implemented with no need to introduce any novel materials

Calculated strain values and experimental data as a function of gap width, W

Advanced Materials – Glass and Plastics Platforms for Foldable Electronics and
Displays (17 pages of supporting material)

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