Sensors: Strain-Responsive Polyurethane/PEDOT:PSS Elastomeric Composite Fibers with High Electrical Conductivity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 20/2014)

Authors

  • Mohammad Ziabari Seyedin,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Joselito M. Razal,

    Corresponding author
    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute===, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science===, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus===, University of Wollongong===, Wollongong=== NSW=== 2522=== Australia=== ===

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  • Peter C. Innis,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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  • Gordon G. Wallace

    Corresponding author
    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute===, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science===, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus===, University of Wollongong===, Wollongong=== NSW=== 2522=== Australia=== ===

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Abstract

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The optimization of processing conditions and material chemistries has enabled the uniform integration of PEDOT:PSS within a polyurethane matrix to fabricate elastomeric fibers with high electrical conductivity, using a simple fibre wetspinning process. J. M. Razal, G. G. Wallace, and co-workers report the fabrication of these fibres on page 2957, and demonstrate strain sensing in a wide range of cyclic stretching.

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