Bio-Inspired Chemical Fabrication of Stretchable Transparent Electrodes

You Yu, Yaokang Zhang, Kan Li, Casey Yan, Zijian Zheng

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KGaA, Weinheim. Stretchable and transparent electrodes are fabricated by chemical deposition of metal thin films on natural veins of leaves at ambient conditions. These vein-based transparent electrodes show excellent electro-optical property (0.9 Ω sq-1at 83% T) even at 50% tensile strains, ideal for flexible and stretchable optoelectronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3444-3449
Number of pages6
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


  • bioinspired
  • flexible electronics
  • polymer-assisted metal deposition
  • surface modification
  • transparent conducting electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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