3D Printing of Transparent and Conductive Heterogeneous Hydrogel-Elastomer Systems.
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Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), ISSN: 1521-4095, Vol: 29, Issue: 10, Page: 1-8
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- Materials Science; Engineering; systems; hydrogel-elastomer; printing; heterogeneous; 3d; conductive; transparent; Medicine and Health Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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.