@article { ISI:000282243000, title = {Multilayer Stretchable Conductors with a Large Tensile Strength}, journal = {JOURNAL OF ELASTOMERS AND PLASTICS}, volume = {42}, number = {4}, year = {2010}, month = {JUL}, pages = {365-373}, type = {article}, abstract = {A metallic conductor layer on an elastomeric substrate has a limited stretchability. Application of a conductive rubber layer underneath the metal can enhance the flexibility and preserve the electrical connection even at high strains. Silicone and polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) have been tested as elastic substrates. A repeatable resistance-strain behavior up to 100\% strain is achieved for a multilayer conductor with PDMS substrate. It is found that this type of substrate has a large influence on the size of cracks on the metal layer.}, author = { Takshi, Arash and Madden, John D. } }