Web Date: May 14, 2014
Ionogels Could Conduct And Stretch In Soft Machines
Some engineers want to ditch hard metals and plastics and instead build machines with soft, shape-shifting materials to make wearable sensors or robots that can deform to squeeze through tight spaces. But to power these machines they need conducting materials that can bend and stretch along with moving parts. Hydrogels stretch and conduct electricity, but they eventually dry out and shrivel in air. Now researchers have created a . . .
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