Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are adhesives used to transfer electricity from one location to another and bond components to a circuit's substrate. Electrically conductive adhesives can also be used as an alternative to lead-free, silver-based solder. Selecting an electrically conductive adhesive is vital for clinical patch creation when solder is not a viable option however, there is no effective selection process. Our project focuses on testing and analysis of electrically conductive adhesives in characteristics of cost, shear strength, conductivity, and retention of shear strength and conductivity after flexural/bend testing and temperature cycling tests. Based on our research, experimentation, and analysis we have made it easier for companies to select an ECA for their clinical patches that have applications in fields such as athletic, livestock, medical, and over the counter use.

Isotropic Electrically Conductive Adhesive for Future Clinical Patch Applications

Advisor: Dr. Folarin Erogbogbo

Authors: Joel Bouzaglou, Alex Dang, Gloria Ku