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Flexible Temperature Sensors on Fibers
Department of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices, Technical University of Lodz/211/215 Wolczanska Street, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Faculty of Mechatronicsm, Warsaw University of Technology/Sw. Andrzeja Boboli str. 8, 02-525 Warsaw, Poland
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology/Wolczynska str. 133, 01-919 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 28 June 2010; in revised form: 26 July 2010 / Accepted: 2 August 2010 / Published: 26 August 2010
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present research dedicated to the elaboration of novel, miniaturized flexible temperature sensors for textronic applications. Examined sensors were manufactured on a single yarn, which ensures their high flexibility and good compatibility with textiles. Stable and linear characteristics were obtained by special technological process and applied temperature profiles. As a thermo-sensitive materials the innovative polymer compositions filled with multiwalled carbon nanotubes were used. Elaborated material was adapted to printing and dip-coating techniques to produce NTC composites. Nanotube sensors were free from tensometric effect typical for other carbon-polymer sensor, and demonstrated TCR of 0.13%/K. Obtained temperature sensors, compatible with textile structure, can be applied in rapidly developing smart textiles and be used for health and protections purposes.
Keywords: temperature sensors; flexible electronics; textronics; carbon nanotubes; fibers
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Sibinski, M.; Jakubowska, M.; Sloma, M. Flexible Temperature Sensors on Fibers. Sensors 2010, 10, 7934-7946.
Sibinski M, Jakubowska M, Sloma M. Flexible Temperature Sensors on Fibers. Sensors. 2010; 10(9):7934-7946.
Sibinski, Maciej; Jakubowska, Malgorzata; Sloma, Marcin. 2010. "Flexible Temperature Sensors on Fibers." Sensors 10, no. 9: 7934-7946.