Laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper for instilling high sensitivity, high stretchability, and high linearity in strain sensors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625651
Title:
Laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper for instilling high sensitivity, high stretchability, and high linearity in strain sensors
Authors:
Xin, Yangyang; Zhou, Jian ( 0000-0003-0144-5901 ) ; Xu, Xuezhu; Lubineau, Gilles ( 0000-0002-7370-6093 )
Abstract:
There is an increasing demand for strain sensors with high sensitivity and high stretchability for new applications such as robotics or wearable electronics. However, for the available technologies, the sensitivity of the sensors varies widely. These sensors are also highly nonlinear, making reliable measurement challenging. Here we introduce a new family of sensors composed of a laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper embedded in an elastomer. A roll-to-roll pressing of these sensors activates a pre-defined fragmentation process, which results in a well-controlled, fragmented microstructure. Such sensors are reproducible and durable and can attain ultrahigh sensitivity and high stretchability (with a gauge factor of over 4.2 × 10(4) at 150% strain). Moreover, they can attain high linearity from 0% to 15% and from 22% to 150% strain. They are good candidates for stretchable electronic applications that require high sensitivity and linearity at large strains.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Xin Y, Zhou J, Xu X, Lubineau G (2017) Laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper for instilling high sensitivity, high stretchability, and high linearity in strain sensors. Nanoscale 9: 10897–10905. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7nr01626c.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Nanoscale
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1039/c7nr01626c
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2040-3364; 2040-3372
Sponsors:
The research reported in this paper was supported by funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors are grateful to the KAUST for its support.
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http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/NR/C7NR01626C#!divAbstract
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dc.contributor.authorXin, Yangyangen
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Jianen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xuezhuen
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gillesen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:31Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:31Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-29en
dc.identifier.citationXin Y, Zhou J, Xu X, Lubineau G (2017) Laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper for instilling high sensitivity, high stretchability, and high linearity in strain sensors. Nanoscale 9: 10897–10905. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7nr01626c.en
dc.identifier.issn2040-3364en
dc.identifier.issn2040-3372en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c7nr01626cen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625651-
dc.description.abstractThere is an increasing demand for strain sensors with high sensitivity and high stretchability for new applications such as robotics or wearable electronics. However, for the available technologies, the sensitivity of the sensors varies widely. These sensors are also highly nonlinear, making reliable measurement challenging. Here we introduce a new family of sensors composed of a laser-engraved carbon nanotube paper embedded in an elastomer. A roll-to-roll pressing of these sensors activates a pre-defined fragmentation process, which results in a well-controlled, fragmented microstructure. Such sensors are reproducible and durable and can attain ultrahigh sensitivity and high stretchability (with a gauge factor of over 4.2 × 10(4) at 150% strain). Moreover, they can attain high linearity from 0% to 15% and from 22% to 150% strain. They are good candidates for stretchable electronic applications that require high sensitivity and linearity at large strains.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this paper was supported by funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors are grateful to the KAUST for its support.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/NR/C7NR01626C#!divAbstracten
dc.titleLaser-engraved carbon nanotube paper for instilling high sensitivity, high stretchability, and high linearity in strain sensorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalNanoscaleen
kaust.authorXin, Yangyangen
kaust.authorZhou, Jianen
kaust.authorXu, Xuezhuen
kaust.authorLubineau, Gillesen
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