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Adv Mater. 2014 Dec 3;26(45):7608-14. doi: 10.1002/adma.201403441. Epub 2014 Oct 29.

Ionic skin.

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Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-744, Korea.

Abstract

Electronic skins (i.e., stretchable sheets of distributed sensors) report signals using electrons, whereas natural skins report signals using ions. Here, ionic conductors are used to create a new type of sensory sheet, called "ionic skin". Ionic skins are highly stretchable, transparent, and biocompatible. They readily measure strains from 1% to 500%, and pressures as low as 1 kPa.

KEYWORDS:

electronic skin; ionic conductors; pressure sensors; strain sensors; stretchable electronics

PMID:
25355528
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201403441
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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