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Multifunctional nano-accordion structures for stretchable transparent conductors

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Abstract

Multifunctional nano-accordion structures exhibiting a unique combination of conductivity, stretchability, and transparency are fabricated through a combination of nanolithography and atomic layer deposition. The nanostructured material demonstrated two orders-of-magnitude improvement in stretchability, repeatable electrical performance for cyclic stretching and bending, and broadband optical transmission up to 70%. The proposed experimental techniques and analytical models enable the deterministic design of nano-accordion geometry to control material stretchability. The proposed nanostructures are promising for applications in transparent flexible electronics, stretchable displays, and wearable sensors.

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2015, accepted on 09 Jun 2015 and first published on 16 Jun 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5MH00070J
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Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2015,2, 486-494
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    Multifunctional nano-accordion structures for stretchable transparent conductors

    A. Bagal, E. C. Dandley, J. Zhao, X. A. Zhang, C. J. Oldham, G. N. Parsons and C. Chang, Mater. Horiz., 2015, 2, 486
    DOI: 10.1039/C5MH00070J

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