Recent advances in flexible and stretchable electronics, sensors and power sources
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- Tok, J.BH. & Bao, Z. Sci. China Chem. (2012) 55: 718. doi:10.1007/s11426-012-4503-3
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There has been ongoing keen interest to mold electronic devices into desired shapes and be laid on desired configurable surfaces. In specific, the ability to design materials that can bend, twist, compress and stretch repeatedly, while still able to maintain its full capability as conductors or electrodes, has led to numerous efforts to develop flexible and stretchable (bio)devices that are both technologically challenging and environmentally friendly (e.g. biodegradable). In this review, we highlight several recent significant results that have made impacts toward the field of flexible and stretchable electronics, sensors and power sources.