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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 550; doi:10.3390/s16040550

Polymer-Particle Pressure-Sensitive Paint with High Photostability

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Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603, Japan
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Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603, Japan
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology, 1247 Yachigusa, Yakusa-cho, Toyota, Aichi 470-0392, Japan
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Academic Editor: W. Rudolf Seitz
Received: 22 March 2016 / Revised: 12 April 2016 / Accepted: 13 April 2016 / Published: 16 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract

We propose a novel fast-responding and paintable pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) based on polymer particles, i.e. polymer-particle (pp-)PSP. As a fast-responding PSP, polymer-ceramic (PC-)PSP is widely studied. Since PC-PSP generally consists of titanium (IV) oxide (TiO2) particles, a large reduction in the luminescent intensity will occur due to the photocatalytic action of TiO2. We propose the usage of polymer particles instead of TiO2 particles to prevent the reduction in the luminescent intensity. Here, we fabricate pp-PSP based on the polystyrene particle with a diameter of 1 μm, and investigate the pressure- and temperature-sensitives, the response time, and the photostability. The performances of pp-PSP are compared with those of PC-PSP, indicating the high photostability with the other characteristics comparable to PC-PSP. View Full-Text
Keywords: pressure-sensitive paint; polymer particles; photostability; polymer-particle pressure-sensitive paint pressure-sensitive paint; polymer particles; photostability; polymer-particle pressure-sensitive paint
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Matsuda, Y.; Uchida, K.; Egami, Y.; Yamaguchi, H.; Niimi, T. Polymer-Particle Pressure-Sensitive Paint with High Photostability. Sensors 2016, 16, 550.

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