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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1853; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061853

Elastic MCF Rubber with Photovoltaics and Sensing on Hybrid Skin (H-Skin) for Artificial Skin by Utilizing Natural Rubber: Third Report on Electric Charge and Storage under Tension and Compression

Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Sciences, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Shimada, K. Elastic dry-type solar cell rubber with photovoltaics and piezoelectricity for Compressive Sensing. In Proceedings of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15–30 November 2017.
Received: 14 May 2018 / Revised: 30 May 2018 / Accepted: 1 June 2018 / Published: 6 June 2018
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Abstract

In the series of studies on new types of elastic and compressible artificial skins with hybrid sensing functions, photovoltaics, and battery, we have proposed a hybrid skin (H-Skin) by utilizing an electrolytically polymerized magnetic compound fluid (MCF) made of natural rubber latex (NR-latex). By using the experimental results in the first and second reports, we have clarified the feasibility of electric charge at irradiation, and that without illumination under compression and elongation. The former was explained in a wet-type MCF rubber solar cell by developing a tunneling theory together with an equivalent electric circuit model. The latter corresponds to the battery rather than to the solar cell. As for the MCF rubber battery, depending on the selected agent type, we can make the MCF rubber have higher electricity and lighter weight. Therefore, the MCF rubber has an electric charge and storage whether at irradiation or not. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybrid skin (H-Skin); solar cell; battery; charge; discharge; sensing; piezoelectricity; photovoltaics; natural rubber; electrolytic polymerization; magnetic cluster; magnetic field; magnetic compound fluid (MCF); artificial skin; robot; humanoid hybrid skin (H-Skin); solar cell; battery; charge; discharge; sensing; piezoelectricity; photovoltaics; natural rubber; electrolytic polymerization; magnetic cluster; magnetic field; magnetic compound fluid (MCF); artificial skin; robot; humanoid
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Shimada, K. Elastic MCF Rubber with Photovoltaics and Sensing on Hybrid Skin (H-Skin) for Artificial Skin by Utilizing Natural Rubber: Third Report on Electric Charge and Storage under Tension and Compression . Sensors 2018, 18, 1853.

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