A Paper-Based Piezoelectric Accelerometer
AbstractThis paper presents the design and testing of a one-axis piezoelectric accelerometer made from cellulose paper and piezoelectric zinc oxide nanowires (ZnO NWs) hydrothermally grown on paper. The accelerometer adopts a cantilever-based configuration with two parallel cantilever beams attached with a paper proof mass. A piece of U-shaped, ZnO-NW-coated paper is attached on top of the parallel beams, serving as the strain sensing element for acceleration measurement. The electric charges produced from the ZnO-NW-coated paper are converted into a voltage output using a custom-made charge amplifier circuit. The device fabrication only involves cutting of paper and hydrothermal growth of ZnO NWs, and does not require the access to expensive and sophisticated equipment. The performance of the devices with different weight growth percentages of the ZnO NWs was characterized. View Full-Text
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Wang, Y.-H.; Song, P.; Li, X.; Ru, C.; Ferrari, G.; Balasubramanian, P.; Amabili, M.; Sun, Y.; Liu, X. A Paper-Based Piezoelectric Accelerometer. Micromachines 2018, 9, 19.
Wang Y-H, Song P, Li X, Ru C, Ferrari G, Balasubramanian P, Amabili M, Sun Y, Liu X. A Paper-Based Piezoelectric Accelerometer. Micromachines. 2018; 9(1):19.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Yu-Hsuan; Song, Pengfei; Li, Xiao; Ru, Changhai; Ferrari, Giovanni; Balasubramanian, Prabakaran; Amabili, Marco; Sun, Yu; Liu, Xinyu. 2018. "A Paper-Based Piezoelectric Accelerometer." Micromachines 9, no. 1: 19.
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