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Stretchable, Transparent, Ionic Conductors

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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20 news outlets
5 blogs
15 tweeters
1 patent
1 Wikipedia page
2 Google+ users
1 Redditor


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Stretchable, Transparent, Ionic Conductors
Published in
Science, August 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1240228
Pubmed ID

C. Keplinger, J.-Y. Sun, C. C. Foo, P. Rothemund, G. M. Whitesides, Z. Suo


Existing stretchable, transparent conductors are mostly electronic conductors. They limit the performance of interconnects, sensors, and actuators as components of stretchable electronics and soft machines. We describe a class of devices enabled by ionic conductors that are highly stretchable, fully transparent to light of all colors, and capable of operation at frequencies beyond 10 kilohertz and voltages above 10 kilovolts. We demonstrate a transparent actuator that can generate large strains and a transparent loudspeaker that produces sound over the entire audible range. The electromechanical transduction is achieved without electrochemical reaction. The ionic conductors have higher resistivity than many electronic conductors; however, when large stretchability and high transmittance are required, the ionic conductors have lower sheet resistance than all existing electronic conductors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 20 3%
Germany 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
India 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 709 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 250 33%
Researcher 127 17%
Student > Master 102 14%
Student > Bachelor 57 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 51 7%
Other 162 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 287 38%
Materials Science 164 22%
Chemistry 96 13%
Unspecified 74 10%
Physics and Astronomy 62 8%
Other 66 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 216. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2018.
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