Stretchable conductors with ultrahigh tensile strain and stable metallic conductance enabled by prestrained polyelectrolyte nanoplatforms

Xiaolong Wang, Hong Hu, Youde Shen, Xuechang Zhou, Zijian Zheng

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Highly stretchable conductors are fabricated by polyelectrolyte-brush- induced metal electroless deposition on a prestrained elastomer. Upon release of the prestrain, the metal film on top buckles. The buckled metallic elastomer can maintain stable metallic conductivity under repetitive stretching. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3090-3094
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2011


  • electroless deposition
  • polyelectrolyte brushes
  • stretchable conductors
  • stretchable electronics
  • surface buckling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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