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Conformable light emitting modules

Michal Jablonski (2014)
abstract
As we become increasingly aware that there is more to light than the image it forms on our retina, and as we become more environmentally aware, the value of non-image-forming light increases along with the need for various new light related appliances. In particular, some lighting related applications are emerging which demand conformability (flexibility and stretchability). Well-being, automotive or wearable electronic applications are just a few examples where these trends can be observed. We are finding that conformability could bring various benefits to both users (tactile and optical comfort, optical efficiency, multi-functionality, work/living space savings) as well as manufacturers (heterogeneous integration, light-weight, design freedom, differentiation and less stringent tolerancing). Developed by Ghent University, the SMI (Stretchable Molded Interconnect) technology attempts to address these demands and has been the main focus of this work. With the SMI technology it was possible to design highly conformable circuits using fabrication methods similar to these found in the PCB and FCB industries and standard off-the-shelf electronic components. The goal of this work was to characterize the technology materials in terms of mechanical, optical and reliability performance as well as define a set of design rules to support creation of robust and efficient light modules, also using a set of new, commercially available elastomeric, polymer materials. The developments are illustrated with demonstration devices.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
alternative title
Vervormbare lichtgevende modules
year
type
dissertation
publication status
published
subject
pages
XX, 258 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Instituut der Wetenschappen (Jozef Plateaustraat 22, auditorium B)
defense date
2014-12-19 14:00
ISBN
9789085787563
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
5819229
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5819229
alternative location
http://www.cmst.be/publi/docmj.pdf
date created
2015-01-27 08:03:33
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2017-01-16 10:47:30
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  abstract     = {As we become increasingly aware that there is more to light than the image it forms on our retina, and as we become more environmentally aware, the value of non-image-forming light increases along with the need for various new light related appliances. In particular, some lighting related applications are emerging which demand conformability (flexibility and stretchability). Well-being, automotive or wearable electronic applications are just a few examples where these trends can be observed. We are finding that conformability could bring various benefits to both users (tactile and optical comfort, optical efficiency, multi-functionality, work/living space  savings)  as  well  as  manufacturers (heterogeneous integration, light-weight, design freedom,  differentiation  and  less  stringent tolerancing).
Developed  by  Ghent  University,  the  SMI (Stretchable  Molded  Interconnect)  technology attempts to address these demands and has been the main focus of this work. With the SMI technology it was possible to design highly  conformable  circuits  using  fabrication methods similar to these found in the PCB and FCB industries and standard off-the-shelf electronic components. The goal of this work was to characterize the technology materials in terms of mechanical, optical and reliability performance as well as define a set of design rules to support creation of robust and efficient light modules, also using a set of new, commercially available elastomeric, polymer materials. The developments are illustrated with demonstration devices.},
  author       = {Jablonski, Michal},
  isbn         = {9789085787563},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XX, 258},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Conformable light emitting modules},
  url          = {http://www.cmst.be/publi/docmj.pdf},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Jablonski, Michal. 2014. “Conformable Light Emitting Modules”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
APA
Jablonski, M. (2014). Conformable light emitting modules. Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Jablonski M. Conformable light emitting modules. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; 2014.
MLA
Jablonski, Michal. “Conformable Light Emitting Modules.” 2014 : n. pag. Print.