Disclosed in this specification is a method for providing a stretchable power source and corresponding device. The device has at least two stretchable fabrics with silver-coated fibers. Each fabric has cathodic and anodic materials, respectively, deposited between the fibers. The fibers are sealed with an elastomeric pouch having an electrolyte. The stretchable power source has substantially no change in discharge capacity when stretched from 0% strain to 100% strain.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
This invention was made with government support under contract no. AR0000114 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-e) Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (ADEPT). The government has certain rights in the invention.