RIS ID

111905

Publication Details

Tian, K., Bae, J., Bakarich, S. E., Yang, C., Gately, R. D., Spinks, G. M., in het Panhuis, P., Suo, Z. & Vlassak, J. J. (2017). 3D printing of transparent and conductive heterogeneous hydrogel-elastomer systems. Advanced Materials, Online First 1-8.

Abstract

A hydrogel-dielectric elastomer system, polyacrylamide and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), is adapted for extrusion printing for integrated device fabrication. A lithium-chloride-containing hydrogel printing ink is developed and printed onto treated PDMS with no visible signs of delamination and geometrically scaling resistance under moderate uniaxial tension and fatigue. A variety of designs are demonstrated, including a resistive strain gauge and an ionic cable.

Grant Number

ARC/CE140100012

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