Self-Healing: A Self-healing Conductive Ink (Adv. Mater. 19/2012)

Authors

  • Susan A. Odom,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Sarut Chayanupatkul,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Benjamin J. Blaiszik,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Ou Zhao,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Aaron C. Jackson,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Paul V. Braun,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Nancy R. Sottos,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Scott R. White,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Aerospace Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Jeffrey S. Moore

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    • Department of Chemistry, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
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Abstract

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S. R. White, J. S. Moore, and co-workers show on page 2578 how solvent is released from core–shell microcapsules after scratch damage to a capsule-containing polymer layer and conductive silver ink. The release of the solvent enables the redistribution of the silver particles within the conductive ink, which contains a soluble polymer binder, allowing the autonomic restoration of conductivity to a damaged circuit.

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