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Nanocomposites based on elastomers and carbon nanotubes are a promising material for soft electronic applications. The work focused on the fabrication of elastic nanocomposites with very low concentrations of SWCNTs to reduce the cost of nanocomposites. The new composites show an extra low percolation threshold of 0.006 wt %, strain sensing (gauge factor of 82 at 0.05 wt %) and EMI shielding (efficiency of 30 dB mm–1 at 0.01 wt %).

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The work showcases the practical applications of a new manufacturing technique and the novel nanocomposites that can be made from it.

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This page is a summary of: Multifunctional Elastic Nanocomposites with Extremely Low Concentrations of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, April 2022, American Chemical Society (ACS), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c01086.
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