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Stretchable Conductors for Gentler Medical Devices

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 9:38am
University of Michigan

Polyurethane studded with gold nanoparticles can conduct electricity even when stretched, Michigan engineers have discovered. This feat could pave the way for flexible electronics and gentler medical devices. The nanoparticles start out randomly arranged, but they drift into wire-like formations as the material is stretched.

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