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Stretchable, Transparent, Ionic Conductors
Hydrogel Stretch A range of stretchable, conductive materials can be made either by making an electrical conductor more stretchable or by adding an electrical conductor to a stretchable material.Expand
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Slit Tubes for Semisoft Pneumatic Actuators.
This article describes a new principle for designing soft or 'semisoft' pneumatic actuators: SLiT (for SLit-in-Tube) actuators. Inflating an elastomeric balloon, when enclosed by an external shell (aExpand
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Multiaxial deformation and failure of acrylic elastomer membranes
Abstract Dielectric elastomers are increasingly used for so called electro-active polymer actuators, sensors and generators. The materials are typically shaped as thin membranes loaded with anExpand
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Electrically Activated Paper Actuators
This paper describes the design and fabrication of electrically controlled paper actuators that operate based on the dimensional changes that occur in paper when the moisture absorbed on theExpand
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A soft, bistable valve for autonomous control of soft actuators
An entirely soft valve uses a snap-through instability to integrate autonomous control functions into soft actuators. Almost all pneumatic and hydraulic actuators useful for mesoscale functions relyExpand
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Digital logic for soft devices
Significance Soft devices offer many useful characteristics, including safe operation in close proximity to humans, the ability to adapt to their surroundings, ease of sterilization, simplicity, lowExpand
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Anomalously Rapid Tunneling: Charge Transport across Self-Assembled Monolayers of Oligo(ethylene glycol).
This paper describes charge transport by tunneling across self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiol-terminated derivatives of oligo(ethylene glycol) (HS(CH2CH2O)nCH3; HS(EG)nCH3); these SAMs areExpand
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Fire-Resistant Hydrogel-Fabric Laminates: A Simple Concept That May Save Lives.
There is a large demand for fabrics that can survive high-temperature fires for an extended period of time, and protect the skin from burn injuries. Even though fire-resistant polymer fabrics areExpand
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Influence of the Contact Area on the Current Density across Molecular Tunneling Junctions Measured with EGaIn Top-Electrodes
This paper describes the relationship between the rates of charge transport (by tunneling) across self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) in a metal/SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn junction and the geometric contact areaExpand
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A Transparent Membrane for Active Noise Cancelation
A method for active noise cancelation that uses an optically transparent membrane is described. The membrane consists of a prestretched hydrophobic elastomer, attached to a rigid frame and sandwichedExpand
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