Pressure sensing and electronic amplification with functionalized graphite silicone composite

Samuel Littlejohn, Alain Nogaret, Giles Prentice, Dan Pantos

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We synthesize a flexible yet electronically active composite that mimics mechanoreceptor neurons in the human skin, generating voltage oscillations whose frequency increases with pressure. By encoding pressure into frequency, the sensor achieves a high pressure sensitivity (<10Pa). The ability to sense pressure and to amplify signals arises from the robust negative differential resistance of functionalized graphitic flakes in silicone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5398-5402
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number43
Early online date31 May 2013
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013


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