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Flexible Crystals

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Created 11/16/2004

This image illustrates microstructured single crystal silicon transfer-printed onto mylar. These materials may enable new types of large-area, flexible, or even wearable microelectronics applications. The photograph was captured in the VMIL using the Canon 1Ds 11MP Digital-SLR. A blue lighting gel was placed over a light box in order to provide illumination for the transparent mylar, and contrast for the silicon.


  • Ben Grosser , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Matthew Meitl , 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, Beckman Institute
  • John A. Rogers , 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, Beckman Institute
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