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Hristiyan Stoyanov, Matthias Kollosche, Sebastian Risse, Rémi Waché and Guggi Kofod Soft Conductive Elastomer Materials for Stretchable Electronics and Voltage Controlled Artificial Muscles Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 23 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201202728

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Block copolymer elastomer conductors (BEC) are mixtures of block copolymers grafted with conducting polymers, which are found to support very large strains, while retaining a high level of conductivity. These novel materials may find use in stretchable electronics. The use of BEC is demonstrated in a capacitive strain sensor and in an artificial muscle of the dielectric elastomer actuator type, supporting more than 100% actuation strain and capacity strain sensitivity up to 300%.

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