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Liquid metal gives transmission lines a softer touch

A fibre with liquid-metal core and soft outer shell can be woven into textiles and used to sense multiple compression and stretching events simultaneously.

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Fig. 1: Soft and stretchable transmission lines for time-domain reflectometry.

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Tao, X. Liquid metal gives transmission lines a softer touch. Nat Electron 3, 300–301 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-020-0431-y

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