A survey of printable piezoelectric sensors
Tuukkanen, Sampo; Rajala, Satu (2015-10-27)
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Availability of solution-processable piezoelectric sensor and electrode materials enable low-cost and high-throughput fabrication of fully printable piezoelectric sensors. Results obtained with piezoelectric polymer (polyvinylidenefluoride, PVDF), cellulose nanofibril (CNF) and cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) films as sensor materials are presented here. These sensor materials can be processed in solution and used in combination with printed electrodes to obtain full printability of the sensors. A commercial PVDF film and in-house fabricated CNF and CNC film are used as sensor materials. In addition, conducting polymer, graphene and carbon nanotube (CNT) based inks are used as solution-processable electrode materials in the sensors, whereas conventional metallic electrodes are used as reference electrode material. The sensor operation of the fabricated sensors is evaluated through piezoelectric sensitivity measurements. The sensor sensitivity measurements revealed mean sensitivities from 2 pC/N to 42 pC/N in transverse direction, depending on set of the sensor and electrode materials used.
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