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Advanced Materials

Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Aerogel-Based Elastic Conductors

Authors

  • Kyu Hun Kim,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213–3890, USA
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  • Mert Vural,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213–3890, USA
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  • Mohammad F. Islam

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213–3890, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213–3890, USA.
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Abstract

Flexible conductors of various shapes and sizes with high electrical stability under large elastic stretching and bending are of significant importance in diverse fields ranging from microelectronics to biological implants. Stretchable conductors are fabricated by completely backfilling single-walled carbon nanotube aerogels with elastomeric polymers. The resistance of the stretchable conductors remains nearly unchanged under tensile strain and high bending strain.

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