Flexible piezoelectric zno-paper nanocomposite strain sensor

Hemtej Gullapalli, Venkata S.M. Vemuru, Ashavani Kumar, Andres Botello-Mendez, Robert Vajtai, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, Satish Nagarajaiah, Pulickel M. Ajayan

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Abstract

The fabrication of a mechanically flexible, piezoelectric nanocomposite material for strain sensing applications is reported. Nanocomposite material consisting of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures embedded in a stable matrix of paper (cellulose fibers) is prepared by a solvothermal method. The applicability of this material as a strain sensor is demonstrated by studying its real-time current response under both static and dynamic mechanical loading. The material presented highlights a novel approach to introduce flexibility into strain sensors by embedding crystalline piezoelectric material in a flexible cellulose-based secondary matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1641-1646
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

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Nanocomposites
Cellulose
Piezoelectric materials
Zinc Oxide
Nanostructures
Sensors
Zinc oxide
Crystalline materials
Fabrication
Fibers

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  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Gullapalli, H., Vemuru, V. S. M., Kumar, A., Botello-Mendez, A., Vajtai, R., Terrones Maldonado, M., ... Ajayan, P. M. (2010). Flexible piezoelectric zno-paper nanocomposite strain sensor. Small, 6(15), 1641-1646. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201000254
Gullapalli, Hemtej ; Vemuru, Venkata S.M. ; Kumar, Ashavani ; Botello-Mendez, Andres ; Vajtai, Robert ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Nagarajaiah, Satish ; Ajayan, Pulickel M. / Flexible piezoelectric zno-paper nanocomposite strain sensor. In: Small. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 15. pp. 1641-1646.
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Flexible piezoelectric zno-paper nanocomposite strain sensor. / Gullapalli, Hemtej; Vemuru, Venkata S.M.; Kumar, Ashavani; Botello-Mendez, Andres; Vajtai, Robert; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio; Nagarajaiah, Satish; Ajayan, Pulickel M.

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Gullapalli H, Vemuru VSM, Kumar A, Botello-Mendez A, Vajtai R, Terrones Maldonado M et al. Flexible piezoelectric zno-paper nanocomposite strain sensor. Small. 2010 Aug 2;6(15):1641-1646. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201000254