Towards Graphene Based Flexible Force Sensor

Shakthivel, D., Yogeswaran, N. and Dahiya, R.S. (2017) Towards Graphene Based Flexible Force Sensor. In: IEEE Sensors 2017, Glasgow, UK, 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2017, ISBN 9781509010127 (doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233957)

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Monolayer graphene transferred over flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) substrate combined with closely packed layer of nano-spheres (NSs) is fabricated for force sensing application. The force was applied from vertical direction through NSs which acts as lateral strain enhancers. The stack persuades lateral in-plane strain in the monolayer graphene for the applied vertical pressure through NSs. The electrical measurements demonstrate that the graphene layer is able to respond for soft touch range commonly perceived by human beings. The sensing stack was fabricated using simple approaches such as hot lamination graphene transfer process and drop casting of NSs. The device structure is flexible to conformably cover the nonplanar surface for applications such as large area pressure sensing and robotic e-skin.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yogeswaran, Mr Nivasan and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder and Shakthivel, Dr Dhayalan
Authors: Shakthivel, D., Yogeswaran, N., and Dahiya, R.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
663861Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002527/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG
659051Flexible Electronics Device Modelling (FLEXELDEMO)Ravinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002519/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG