April 13, 2015

A Hyper-Stretchable Elastic-Composite Energy Harvester

Stretchable electronics that offer elastic characteristics in response to large strain deformation have attracted significant interest for use in a number of new applications, such as artificial electronic skins (e-skins), epidermal/biomedical devices, biomimetic lenses, and body sensor networks (BSNs). Although diverse approaches have been attempted to develop practical stretchable/wearable electronics and batteries, a challenging problem is in power supplies, which should have similar elastic properties to achieve their co-integration with stretchable devices.

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