In this study, we fabricate an electrode structure, in which a carbon nanotube (CNT) film is coated on the composite of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Electromechanical tests disclose that incorporation of a high density of well-dispersed CNTs (with the aid of UV/O3 treatment) in the PDMS substrate offers an alternative current path when the CNT film cracked, helping demonstrate much improved electromechanical characteristics. Further analysis using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) combined with the data from the electromechanical tests illuminates some interesting electromechanical features and the failure mechanism of the material.
Creation of additional electrical pathways for the robust stretchable electrode by using UV irradiated CNT-elastomer composite
So-Young Lee, Seungmin Hyun, Bongkyun Jang, Sangmin Kim, Myoungho Kim, Hoo-Jeong Lee, Byung Mook Weon, Hyung Cheoul Shim; Creation of additional electrical pathways for the robust stretchable electrode by using UV irradiated CNT-elastomer composite. Appl. Phys. Lett. 24 October 2016; 109 (17): 171901. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966131
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