Stretchable Conductors Based on Silver Nanowires: Improved Performance through a Binary Network Design

Authors

  • Jin Ge,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Hong-Bin Yao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Xu Wang,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Yin-Dong Ye,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Jin-Long Wang,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Zhen-Yu Wu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Dr. Jian-Wei Liu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Feng-Jia Fan,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Huai-Ling Gao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Chuan-Lin Zhang,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
    • Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, CAS Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior and Design of Materials, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China) http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/∼yulab/
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  • This work is supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB934700), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2012BAD32B05-4), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91022032, 912271032, 21061160492), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KJZD-EW-M01-1), the International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (2010DFA41170), a Principal Investigator Award by the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2012M510160).

Abstract

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Stretching the role of a conductor: A new kind of polyurethane sponge–Ag nanowire–poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PUS-AgNW-PDMS) stretchable conductors can be easily fabricated based on a novel binary network structure design, which greatly enhances their electronic performance. These PUS-AgNW-PDMS elastomeric conductors show improved electromechanical stability compared to previously reported stretchable conductors.

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