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Title: Stretchable ionics for transparent sensors and actuators

Abstract

A class of devices enabled by ionic conductors is highly stretchable, fully transparent to light of all colors, biocompatible or biodegradable, and capable of operation at frequencies beyond 10 kilohertz and voltages above 10 kilovolts. These devices enabled by ionic conductors can be used as large strain actuators, full-range loudspeakers, as strain or pressure sensors and as stretchable interconnects. The electromechanical transduction is achieved without electrochemical reaction. When large stretchability and high optical transmittance are required, the ionic conductors have lower sheet resistance than all existing electronic conductors.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568397
Patent Number(s):
10,302,586
Application Number:
14/768,850
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
DMR-0820484; FG02-00ER45852; W911Nf-09-1-0476
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/10/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sun, Jeong Yun, Keplinger, Christoph Matthias, Suo, Zhigang, and Whitesides, George M. Stretchable ionics for transparent sensors and actuators. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Sun, Jeong Yun, Keplinger, Christoph Matthias, Suo, Zhigang, & Whitesides, George M. Stretchable ionics for transparent sensors and actuators. United States.
Sun, Jeong Yun, Keplinger, Christoph Matthias, Suo, Zhigang, and Whitesides, George M. Tue . "Stretchable ionics for transparent sensors and actuators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568397.
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title = {Stretchable ionics for transparent sensors and actuators},
author = {Sun, Jeong Yun and Keplinger, Christoph Matthias and Suo, Zhigang and Whitesides, George M.},
abstractNote = {A class of devices enabled by ionic conductors is highly stretchable, fully transparent to light of all colors, biocompatible or biodegradable, and capable of operation at frequencies beyond 10 kilohertz and voltages above 10 kilovolts. These devices enabled by ionic conductors can be used as large strain actuators, full-range loudspeakers, as strain or pressure sensors and as stretchable interconnects. The electromechanical transduction is achieved without electrochemical reaction. When large stretchability and high optical transmittance are required, the ionic conductors have lower sheet resistance than all existing electronic conductors.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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