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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 896; doi:10.3390/s17040896

The Effect of Particles on Electrolytically Polymerized Thin Natural MCF Rubber for Soft Sensors Installed in Artificial Skin

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Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Sciences, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Toyo University, 2100 Kujirai, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8585, Japan
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 20 February 2017 / Revised: 10 April 2017 / Accepted: 17 April 2017 / Published: 19 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of particles as filler in soft rubber sensors installed in artificial skin. We examine sensors made of natural rubber (NR-latex) that include magnetic particles of Ni and Fe3O4 using magnetic compound fluid (MCF). The 1-mm thickness of the electrolytically polymerized MCF rubber makes production of comparatively thin rubber sensors feasible. We first investigate the effect of magnetic particles Ni and Fe3O4 on the curing of MCF rubber. Next, in order to adjust the electric properties of the MCF rubber, we adopt Al2O3 dielectric particles. We investigate the effect of Al2O3 particles on changes in electric current, voltage and temperature of electrolytically polymerized MCF rubber liquid, and on the electric properties under the application of normal and shear forces. By adjusting the ratio of Ni, Fe3O4, Al2O3 and water in MCF rubber with Al2O3, it is possible to change the electric properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: dielectrics; particle; NR-latex; magnetic compound fluid (MCF); sensor; electrolytic polymerization; magnetic cluster; magnetic field strength; magnetic fluid; electric conductivity; gauge factor dielectrics; particle; NR-latex; magnetic compound fluid (MCF); sensor; electrolytic polymerization; magnetic cluster; magnetic field strength; magnetic fluid; electric conductivity; gauge factor
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Shimada, K.; Mochizuki, O.; Kubota, Y. The Effect of Particles on Electrolytically Polymerized Thin Natural MCF Rubber for Soft Sensors Installed in Artificial Skin. Sensors 2017, 17, 896.

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