Highly stretchable alkaline batteries based on an embedded conductive fabric

Abhinav M. Gaikwad, Alla M. Zamarayeva, Jamesley Rousseau, Howie Chu, Irving Derin, Daniel Artemus Steingart

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A stretchable alkaline battery based on a embedded stretchable silver fabric is fabricated with an open circuit potential (OCV) of 1.5 V and capacity of 3.775 mAh/cm2. No drop in discharge capacity is observed with strain up to 100%. Two batteries connected in series continued to power a red LED even when stretched to 150% and twisted by 90 degrees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5071-5076
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number37
StatePublished - Sep 25 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


  • MnO-Zn batteries
  • stretchable batteries
  • stretchable conductive fabric
  • stretchable electronics


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