Buckled Conductive Polymer Ribbons in Elastomer Channels as Stretchable Fiber Conductor
KAUST DepartmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
Mechanical Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberBAS/1/1315-01-01
Online Publication Date2019-11-15
Print Publication Date2020-01
Embargo End Date2020-11-15
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AbstractConductors that can sustain large strains without change in resistance are highly needed for wearable electronic systems. Here, the fabrication of highly stretchable coaxial fiber conductors through self-buckling of conductive polymer ribbons inside thermoplastic elastomer channels, using a “solution stretching–drying–buckling” process, is reported. The unique hierarchically buckled and conductive core in the axial direction makes the resistance of the fiber very stable, with less than 4% change when applying as much as 680% strain. These fibers can then be directly used as stretchable electrical interconnects or wearable heaters.
CitationZhou, J., Tian, G., Jin, G., Xin, Y., Tao, R., & Lubineau, G. (2019). Buckled Conductive Polymer Ribbons in Elastomer Channels as Stretchable Fiber Conductor. Advanced Functional Materials, 1907316. doi:10.1002/adfm.201907316
SponsorsThe research reported in this publication was financially supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, under the award number BAS/1/1315-01-01.
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials