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Anisotropic liquid metal–elastomer composites

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Anisotropic liquid metal (LM)–elastomer composites were fabricated by employing a sedimentation technique. The composite exhibits a remarkable electric anisotropy, heat transport anisotropy and mechanical anisotropy while being frozen. This composite can also be a shape morphing material to develop reconfigurable electronic circuits. This study opens up a powerful strategy for the design of LM–elastomer composites in responsive actuation, thermal regulation, and reconfigurable electronics.

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Submitted
16 Jun 2019
Accepted
23 Jul 2019
First published
23 Jul 2019

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019,7, 10166-10172
Article type
Communication

Anisotropic liquid metal–elastomer composites

L. Zhu, Y. Chen, W. Shang, S. Handschuh-Wang, X. Zhou, T. Gan, Q. Wu, Y. Liu and X. Zhou, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 10166
DOI: 10.1039/C9TC03222C

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