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Highly Deformable Nanostructured Elastomeric Electrodes With Improving Conductivity Upon Cyclical Stretching

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  • Gabriele Corbelli,

    1. CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy
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  • Cristian Ghisleri,

    1. CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy
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  • Mattia Marelli,

    1. CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy
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  • Paolo Milani,

    Corresponding author
    1. CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy
    • Paolo Milani, CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy

      Luca Ravagnan, WISE s.r. l., Via Boschetti 1, I-20121 Milano, Italy.

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  • Luca Ravagnan

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    1. WISE s.r. l., Via Boschetti 1, I-20121 Milano, Italy
    • Paolo Milani, CIMAINA and Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano, Italy

      Luca Ravagnan, WISE s.r. l., Via Boschetti 1, I-20121 Milano, Italy.

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Abstract

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Stretchable and compliant electrodes on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) are efficiently fabricated by the implantation of neutral metallic clusters aerodynamically accelerated by a supersonic expansion. The production of these nanocomposite electrodes avoids any charging or carbonization of PDMS and the electrodes can withstand many deformation cycles, decreasing their resistance upon cyclical stretching. Micrometric patterns can be simply fabricated by stencil mask patterning.

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