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Issue 3, 2019
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Adaptable polyionic elastomers with multiple sensations and entropy-driven actuations for prosthetic skins and neuromuscular systems

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Abstract

A novel type of adaptable polyionic elastomers with rational molecular design is reported to address the dilemma encountered in soft electronic and ionic conductors. The conductivity of these elastomers is stable both during stretching and in air. The polyionic elastomers are highly transparent, 3D-printable, ultra-stretchable, self-healable, self-powered, and capable of sensing strain, stress, touch, humidity, temperature, etc. In addition, they can mimicking organisms with entropy-driven actuation and feedback. This type of materials contributes to prosthetic skins and neuromuscular systems and shows great potential for soft robotics and artificially intelligent applications.

Graphical abstract: Adaptable polyionic elastomers with multiple sensations and entropy-driven actuations for prosthetic skins and neuromuscular systems

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2018, accepted on 13 Nov 2018 and first published on 13 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01157E
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2019,6, 538-545

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    Adaptable polyionic elastomers with multiple sensations and entropy-driven actuations for prosthetic skins and neuromuscular systems

    Z. Lei and P. Wu, Mater. Horiz., 2019, 6, 538
    DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01157E

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