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Kim, Jin Young
Next Generation Energy Laboratory
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  • Polymer solar cells, QD solar cells, organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells, perovskite solar cells, OLEDs, PeLEDs, organic FETs

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Soft network composite materials with deterministic and bio-inspired designs

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Title
Soft network composite materials with deterministic and bio-inspired designs
Author
Jang, Kyung-InChung, Ha UkXu, ShengLee, Chi HwanLuan, HaiwenJeong, JaewoongCheng, HuanyuKim, Gwang-TaeHan, Sang YounLee, Jung WooKim, JeonghyunCho, MoongeeMiao, FuxingYang, YiyuanJung, Han NaFlavin, MatthewLiu, HowardKong, Gil WooYu, Ki JunRhee, Sang IlChung, JeahoonKim, ByunggikKwak, Jean WonYun, Myoung HeeKim, Jin YoungSong, Young MinPaik, UngyuZhang, YihuiHuang, YonggangRogers, John A.
Issue Date
2015-03
Publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Citation
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v.6, pp.1 - 11
Abstract
Hard and soft structural composites found in biology provide inspiration for the design of advanced synthetic materials. Many examples of bio-inspired hard materials can be found in the literature; far less attention has been devoted to soft systems. Here we introduce deterministic routes to low-modulus thin film materials with stress/strain responses that can be tailored precisely to match the non-linear properties of biological tissues, with application opportunities that range from soft biomedical devices to constructs for tissue engineering. The approach combines a low-modulus matrix with an open, stretchable network as a structural reinforcement that can yield classes of composites with a wide range of desired mechanical responses, including anisotropic, spatially heterogeneous, hierarchical and self-similar designs. Demonstrative application examples in thin, skin-mounted electrophysiological sensors with mechanics precisely matched to the human epidermis and in soft, hydrogel-based vehicles for triggered drug release suggest their broad potential uses in biomedical devices. © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved
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https://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/11164
URL
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150318/ncomms7566/full/ncomms7566.html
DOI
10.1038/ncomms7566
ISSN
2041-1723
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