Fig. 2: Thermal and mechanical properties of s-HCs. | Nature Communications

Fig. 2: Thermal and mechanical properties of s-HCs.

From: High-performance compliant thermoelectric generators with magnetically self-assembled soft heat conductors for self-powered wearable electronics

Fig. 2

a Schematic illustration of bulk Ag–Ni particle/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composites without and with magnetic self-assembly for measuring the through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivity. b Through-plane thermal conductivity as a function of Ag–Ni particle concentration without and with magnetic self-assembly. The error bars represent the standard deviation. c Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of bulk composites without and with magnetic self-assembly. A magnified SEM image and an energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) image showing the vertically aligned Ag–Ni particles are also included. Scale bars, 40 μm. d In-plane thermal conductivity as a function of Ag–Ni particle concentration without and with magnetic self-assembly. The error bars represent the standard deviation. e Strain–stress curves of bare PDMS and magnetically self-assembled Ag–Ni particle/PDMS composites with different Ag–Ni particle concentrations.

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