Ag flake/silicone rubber composite with high stability and stretching speed insensitive resistance via conductive bridge formation

In Seon Yoon, Sun Hong Kim, Youngsu Oh, Byeong Kwon Ju, Jae Min Hong

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High stability, stretchable speed insensitive properties, high stretchability, and electrical conductivity are key characteristics for the realisation of wearable devices. However, conventional research is mainly focused on achieving only high stretchability and electrical conductivity. Studies on the stability and stretching speed insensitive properties generally require complex fabrication processes, which are in need of further improvement. In this study, we propose a facile formation of a conductive bridge in composites by using surface damage and the viscoelastic property of the polymer. Surface cracks due to repeated stretching cycles formed conductive bridges via stress relaxation of the viscoelastic polymer matrix. The conductive bridge resulted in the conductor having highly stable resistance values at target strains and stretching speed insensitive resistance, even at stretching speeds that were 20 times faster than the minimum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5036
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1

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