Recent Advances in 1D Stretchable Electrodes and Devices for Textile and Wearable Electronics: Materials, Fabrications, and Applications

Jaehong Lee, Byron Llerena Zambrano, Janghoon Woo, Kukro Yoon, Taeyoon Lee

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Research on wearable electronic devices that can be directly integrated into daily textiles or clothes has been explosively grown holding great potential for various practical wearable applications. These wearable electronic devices strongly demand 1D electronic devices that are light–weight, weavable, highly flexible, stretchable, and adaptable to comport to frequent deformations during usage in daily life. To this end, the development of 1D electrodes with high stretchability and electrical performance is fundamentally essential. Herein, the recent process of 1D stretchable electrodes for wearable and textile electronics is described, focusing on representative conductive materials, fabrication techniques for 1D stretchable electrodes with high performance, and designs and applications of various 1D stretchable electronic devices. To conclude, discussions are presented regarding limitations and perspectives of current materials and devices in terms of performance and scientific understanding that should be considered for further advances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1902532
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017M3A7B4049466), Priority Research Centers Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2019R1A6A1A11055660), and ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, cofounded by the Marie Curie Actions for People COFUND Program. The authors gratefully acknowledge partial support from the R&D program of MOTIE/KEIT [10064081, Development of fiber-based flexible multimodal pressure sensor and algorithm for gesture/posture-recognizable wearable devices]. The work was also financed by ETH Zurich and SENESCYT. The authors thank the Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. for comment on making a wide range of literature search.

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© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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