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Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives.
Nano Lett. 2015 Sep 09; 15(9):5716-23.NL

Abstract

Clothes represent a unique textile, as they simultaneously provide robustness against our daily activities and comfort (i.e., softness). For electronic devices to be fully integrated into clothes, the devices themselves must be as robust and soft as the clothes themselves. However, to date, no electronic device has ever possessed these properties, because all contain components fabricated from brittle materials, such as metals. Here, we demonstrate robust and soft elastomeric devices where every component possesses elastomeric characteristics with two types of single-walled carbon nanotubes added to provide the necessary electronic properties. Our elastomeric field effect transistors could tolerate every punishment our clothes experience, such as being stretched (elasticity: ∼ 110%), bent, compressed (>4.0 MPa, by a car and heels), impacted (>6.26 kg m/s, by a hammer), and laundered. Our electronic device provides a novel design principle for electronics and wide range applications even in research fields where devices cannot be used.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) , Kawaguchi 332-0012, Japan.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26218988

Citation

Sekiguchi, Atsuko, et al. "Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives." Nano Letters, vol. 15, no. 9, 2015, pp. 5716-23.
Sekiguchi A, Tanaka F, Saito T, et al. Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives. Nano Lett. 2015;15(9):5716-23.
Sekiguchi, A., Tanaka, F., Saito, T., Kuwahara, Y., Sakurai, S., Futaba, D. N., Yamada, T., & Hata, K. (2015). Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives. Nano Letters, 15(9), 5716-23. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01458
Sekiguchi A, et al. Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives. Nano Lett. 2015 Sep 9;15(9):5716-23. PubMed PMID: 26218988.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Robust and Soft Elastomeric Electronics Tolerant to Our Daily Lives. AU - Sekiguchi,Atsuko, AU - Tanaka,Fumiaki, AU - Saito,Takeshi, AU - Kuwahara,Yuki, AU - Sakurai,Shunsuke, AU - Futaba,Don N, AU - Yamada,Takeo, AU - Hata,Kenji, Y1 - 2015/08/11/ PY - 2015/7/29/entrez PY - 2015/7/29/pubmed PY - 2016/7/22/medline KW - conductive rubber KW - field effect transistor KW - flexible electronics KW - single-walled carbon nanotube KW - wearable electronics SP - 5716 EP - 23 JF - Nano letters JO - Nano Lett. VL - 15 IS - 9 N2 - Clothes represent a unique textile, as they simultaneously provide robustness against our daily activities and comfort (i.e., softness). For electronic devices to be fully integrated into clothes, the devices themselves must be as robust and soft as the clothes themselves. However, to date, no electronic device has ever possessed these properties, because all contain components fabricated from brittle materials, such as metals. Here, we demonstrate robust and soft elastomeric devices where every component possesses elastomeric characteristics with two types of single-walled carbon nanotubes added to provide the necessary electronic properties. Our elastomeric field effect transistors could tolerate every punishment our clothes experience, such as being stretched (elasticity: ∼ 110%), bent, compressed (>4.0 MPa, by a car and heels), impacted (>6.26 kg m/s, by a hammer), and laundered. Our electronic device provides a novel design principle for electronics and wide range applications even in research fields where devices cannot be used. SN - 1530-6992 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26218988/Robust_and_Soft_Elastomeric_Electronics_Tolerant_to_Our_Daily_Lives_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01458 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -