Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li, Hakim Meskine
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Flexible Composites: Carbon Nanotube Fiber Based Stretchable Conductor (Adv. Funct. Mater. 7/2013)
Stretchable conductors based on buckled carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers are fabricated using a simple prestraining-then-buckling approach. The primary deformation mode of the CNT fibers is lateral kinking. This buckling shape is quite different from the sinusoidal shape observed previously in systems that are otherwise similar. As reported by Tsu-Wei Chou and co-workers on page 789, the prepared CNT fiber/poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) composite film shows excellent stability and repeatability in performance as a stretchable conductor.