Composite Materials: Three-Dimensional Compressible and Stretchable Conductive Composites (Adv. Mater. 5/2014)

Authors

  • You Yu,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
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  • Jifang Zeng,

    1. Centre for Advanced Structural Materials, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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  • Chaojian Chen,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
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  • Zhuang Xie,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
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  • Ruisheng Guo,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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  • Zhilu Liu,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
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  • Xuechang Zhou,

    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
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  • Yong Yang,

    1. Centre for Advanced Structural Materials, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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  • Zijian Zheng

    Corresponding author
    1. Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    2. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China
    • Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong China

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Abstract

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On page 810 Z. J. Zheng and co-workers demonstrate three-dimensional (3D) conductive composites with remarkable flexibility, compressibility, and stretchability that are fabricated by solution deposition of thin metal coatings on chemically modified, macroscopically continuous 3D polyurethane sponges, followed by infiltration of the metallic sponges with polydimethyl siloxane. The conductive composites are used as interconnects for 3D circuits.

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