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Stretchable LEDs

Light-emitting electronic skin

Flexible electronics and optoelectronics have potential applications in energy generation, biomedicine, robotics and displays. Two recent demonstrations of highly stretchable polymer LEDs suggest that commercial devices may soon become viable.

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Figure 1: a, Photographs of a stretchable electroluminescent PLED with AgNW–PUA electrodes under operation from 0% to 120% strain6.


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Vosgueritchian, M., Tok, JH. & Bao, Z. Light-emitting electronic skin. Nature Photon 7, 769–771 (2013).

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