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Opportunities with Fabric Composites as Unique Flexible Substrates.
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PMID:  23148529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Flexible substrates enable new capabilities in applications ranging from electronics to biomedical devices. To provide a new platform for these applications, we investigate a composite material consisting of rigid fiber fabrics impregnated in soft elastomers, offering the ability to create load bearing, yet flexible substrates. We demonstrate an integrated and facile one-step imprint lithographic patterning method on a number of fabrics and resins. Furthermore, the bending and tensile properties were examined to compare the composites to other flexible materials such as PET and cellulose paper. Carbon fiber composites possess a higher tensile modulus than PET while retaining almost an order of magnitude lower bending modulus. Fabric composites can also have anisotropic mechanical properties not observed in homogenous materials. Finally, we provide a discussion of these anisotropic mechanical responses and their potential use in flexible applications.
Authors:
Samuel A Pendergraph; Michael Bartlett; Kenneth R Carter; Alfred J Crosby
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS applied materials & interfaces     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1944-8252     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101504991     Medline TA:  ACS Appl Mater Interfaces     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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