Three-dimensional compressible and stretchable conductive composites

You Yu, Jifang Zeng, Chaojian Chen, Zhuang Xie, Ruisheng Guo, Zhilu Liu, Xuechang Zhou, Yong Yang, Zijian Zheng

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Three-dimensional (3D) conductive composites with remarkable flexibility, compressibility, and stretchability are fabricated by solution deposition of thin metal coatings on chemically modified, macroscopically continuous, 3D polyurethane sponges, followed by infiltration of the metallic sponges with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). These low-cost conductive composites are used as high-performance interconnects for flexible and stretchable light-emitting diode (LED) arrays, even with severe surface abrasion or cutting. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-815
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014


  • conductive composites
  • flexible and stretchable electronics
  • metal electroless deposition
  • polymer brushes
  • three-dimensional networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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