Soft and Electrically Conductive Ag-Hydrogel Reported in Nature Electronics


New paper in Nature Electronics by SML members Yunsik Ohm, Chengfeng Pan, Michael Ford, and Sean Huang on a novel silver-hydrogel composite. This composite has a unique combination of high electrical conductivity and extreme, gel-like softness and stretchability.

Yun and his team show that this gel can be used as a bioelectrode for wireless neuromuscular stimulation of the arm and leg. They also show that it can be used for delivering electrical current to power the shape memory actuators of a stingray-inspired swimmer.

A link full article can be found here. A PDF of the manuscript preprint is also available.