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Integration of Different Graphene Nanostructures with PDMS to Form Wearable Sensors

by 1,2,†, 1,†, 1,3,*, 4,5,* and 3
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Bedford Park 5042, Australia
School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop (CeTI), Technische Universität Dresden, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Qufu Wei and Jung Woo Lee
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 950;
Received: 19 February 2022 / Revised: 9 March 2022 / Accepted: 11 March 2022 / Published: 14 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers of Flexible and Wearable Nanosensors)
This paper presents a substantial review of the fabrication and implementation of graphene-PDMS-based composites for wearable sensing applications. Graphene is a pivotal nanomaterial which is increasingly being used to develop multifunctional sensors due to their enhanced electrical, mechanical, and thermal characteristics. It has been able to generate devices with excellent performances in terms of sensitivity and longevity. Among the polymers, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been one of the most common ones that has been used in biomedical applications. Certain attributes, such as biocompatibility and the hydrophobic nature of PDMS, have led the researchers to conjugate it in graphene sensors as substrates or a polymer matrix. The use of these graphene/PDMS-based sensors for wearable sensing applications has been highlighted here. Different kinds of electrochemical and strain-sensing applications have been carried out to detect the physiological signals and parameters of the human body. These prototypes have been classified based on the physical nature of graphene used to formulate the sensors. Finally, the current challenges and future perspectives of these graphene/PDMS-based wearable sensors are explained in the final part of the paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; wearable; sensors; reduced graphene oxide; nanoplatelets graphene; wearable; sensors; reduced graphene oxide; nanoplatelets
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He, S.; Zhang, Y.; Gao, J.; Nag, A.; Rahaman, A. Integration of Different Graphene Nanostructures with PDMS to Form Wearable Sensors. Nanomaterials 2022, 12, 950.

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He S, Zhang Y, Gao J, Nag A, Rahaman A. Integration of Different Graphene Nanostructures with PDMS to Form Wearable Sensors. Nanomaterials. 2022; 12(6):950.

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He, Shan, Yang Zhang, Jingrong Gao, Anindya Nag, and Abdul Rahaman. 2022. "Integration of Different Graphene Nanostructures with PDMS to Form Wearable Sensors" Nanomaterials 12, no. 6: 950.

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