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Special Issue "Electronic Skin and Its Strain Sensing Application"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez

BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Building 500 – 1st. Floor, Bizkaia Science and Technology Park, 48160 Derio, Spain
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Interests: smart materials; multifunctional materials; electroactive materials
Guest Editor
Dr. Pedro Costa

Institute for Polymers and Composites IPC/I3N, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal and Centro/Departamento de Física, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: smart materials; multifunctional materials; stretchable materials
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vítor Manuel Gomes Correia

Centro Algoritmi , Universidade do Minho, Campus Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal and Centro de Física, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: printed technologies; smart surfaces; interface electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electronic skin can be defined as any advanced material or system that mimics human skin functionalities in terms of sensing capabilities. Thus, novel electronic materials and processing technologies are being developed, allowing the implementation of stretching, pressure and/or temperature sensors in a large variety of surfaces. Further, electronic skins are the basis for the development of a wide variety of applications, ranging from robotics to the biomedical field, as well as to the development of novel concepts of multifunctional and interactive surfaces.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit original research papers, short communications or state-of-the-art reviews within the scope of this Special Issue. Contributions can range from fundamentals, processing and characterization of materials, to innovations in processing technologies or the development of applications.

Prof. Dr. Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
Dr. Pedro Costa
Dr. Vítor Manuel Gomes Correia
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • smart materials
  • electronic skin
  • strain sensing
  • multifunctional materials
  • smart surfaces

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Open AccessArticle Electromechanical Response of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites Containing Milled Glass Fibers under Tension
Materials 2018, 11(7), 1115; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11071115
Received: 23 May 2018 / Revised: 21 June 2018 / Accepted: 28 June 2018 / Published: 29 June 2018
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The self-damage sensing capacity of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) that blended long- (1 vol %) and medium-length (1 vol %) smooth steel fibers was considerably improved by adding milled glass fibers (MGFs) with a low electrical conductivity to a mortar matrix. The
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The self-damage sensing capacity of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) that blended long- (1 vol %) and medium-length (1 vol %) smooth steel fibers was considerably improved by adding milled glass fibers (MGFs) with a low electrical conductivity to a mortar matrix. The addition of MGFs (5 wt %) significantly increased the electrical resistivity of the mortar matrix from 45.9 to 110.3 kΩ·cm (140%) and consequently improved the self-damage sensing capacity (i.e., the reduction in the electrical resistivity during the tensile strain-hardening response) from 17.27 to 25.56 kΩ·cm (48%). Furthermore, the addition of MGFs improved the equivalent bond strength of the steel fibers on the basis of the higher pullout energy owing to the accumulated cementitious material particles attached to the surfaces of steel fibers. Full article
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