Scalable and Degradable Dextrin-Based Elastomers for Wearable Touch Sensing

Xiaohong Lan, Wenjian Li, Chongnan Ye, Laura Boetje, Théophile Pelras, Fitrilia Silvianti, Qi Chen, Yutao Pei, Katja Loos*

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Elastomer-based wearables can improve people's lives; however, frictional wear caused by manipulation may pose significant concerns regarding their durability and sustainability. To address the aforementioned issue, a new class of advanced scalable supersoft elastic transparent material (ASSETm) is reported, which offers a unique combination of scalability (20 g scale), stretchability (up to 235%), and enzymatic degradability (up to 65% in 30 days). The key feature of our design is to render native dextrin hydrophobic, which turns it into a macroinitiator for bulk ring-opening polymerization. Based on ASSETm, a self-powered touch sensor (ASSETm-TS) for touch sensing and non-contact approaching detection, possessing excellent electrical potential (up to 65 V) and rapid response time (60 ms), is fabricated. This work is a step toward developing sustainable soft electronic systems, and ASSETm's tunability enables further improvement of electrical outputs, enhancing human-interactive applications.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 13-dec.-2022

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