The present invention provides electronic systems, including device arrays, comprising functional device(s) and/or device component(s) at least partially enclosed via one or more containment chambers, such that the device(s) and/or device component(s) are at least partially, and optionally entirely, immersed in a containment fluid. Useful containment fluids for use in containment chambers of electronic devices of the invention include lubricants, electrolytes and/or electronically resistive fluids. In some embodiments, for example, electronic systems of the invention comprise one or more electronic devices and/or device components provided in free-standing and/or tethered configurations that decouple forces originating upon deformation, stretching or compression of a supporting substrate from the free standing or tethered device or device component.
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 This invention was made at least in part with U.S. government support under OISE-1043143 and ECCS-0824129 awarded by the National Science Foundation and under DEFG02-91 ER45439, DEFG02-07ER46471 and DEFG02-07ER46453 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.