Instant 'Superglue' for Stretchable Batteries and Soft Robots


A team from Austria's Johannes Kepler University Linz has demonstrated an instant hydrogel bonding method that can be used for soft electronic devices from stretchable batteries, self-powered compliant circuits, and autonomous electronic skin for triggered drug delivery. The new, tough hydrogels strongly attach - within seconds - to plastics, elastomers, leather, bone, and metals.