In recent years, LMs alloys based on Gallium (Ga) have emerged as a new generation of functional materials with unique properties. These metallic fluids remain fluidic at ambient temperatures, providing flexibility in both shape and size, while retaining standard metallic properties such as high thermal and electrical conductivities, high densities, and the ability to respond to electric and magnetic fields.

The combination of LMs with polymers can largely maintain the mechanical performance and deformability of the polymer matrix, providing new opportunities for constructing novel soft materials with improved biocompatibility. This project aims to develop 3D printed soft liquid metal polymer composites for soft robots to advance the field of robotics and bring new possibilities for developing smart and adaptable machines.

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