Title

Fabrication of elastomeric wires by selective electroless metallization of poly(dimethylsiloxane)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-7-2008

Publication Title

Advanced Materials

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

59

Last Page

64

Abstract

The study was conducted for fabrication of elastomeric wires by selective electroless metallization of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS). The microcontact printing method was used to define a chemical pattern on an elastomeric substrate PDMS. The pattern directs the deposition of metal on the PDMS surface from an electroless deposition. Integrating metals with elastomers in an effective way to create flexible conductors. The high conductivity and mechanical flexibility result from microfabricating metal wires on the surface of PDMS or enclosing electroplated wires in PDMS. The selective electroless metallization of PDMS is a rapid an inexpensive way to fabricate flexible conductive pathways. The method is particularly well-suited to the fabrication of electrodes,which can be laminated on organic devices based on fragile or ultrathin organic materials. The preparation of the flexible electronic circuitry has provided the reliable, inexpensive fabrication approach that needed for future lightweight and flexible devices.

DOI

10.1002/adma.200702136

ISSN

09359648

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