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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(4), 617; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9040617

Graphene/Glycerin Solution-Based Multifunctional Stretchable Strain Sensor with Ultra-High Stretchability, Stability, and Sensitivity

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Received: 25 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 13 April 2019 / Published: 16 April 2019
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Abstract

Highly stretchable, flexible, and sensitive strain sensors have promising applications in motion detection—especially multifunctional strain sensors that can detect stretching, bending, compression and twisting. Herein, this study presents a graphene and glycerol solution-based multifunctional sensor with ultra-high stretchability and sensitivity. Owing to the self-lubrication and fluidity of the graphene-glycerol solution, the strain sensors display super stretchability up to 1000%, a maximum gauge factor up to 45.13, and excellent durability for over 10,000 cycles. In addition, the sensor can also rapidly respond to small strains (1%, 5%, 10%) and different stretching rates (12.5%/s, 25%/s, 50%/s, and 100%/s). More impressively, the sensors can measure up to 50 kPa pressure and 180° twisting without any damage. Furthermore, the strain sensors demonstrate their applicability in scenarios involving motion detection, such as that for finger bending, wrist rotating, touching, and drinking water. View Full-Text
Keywords: stretchable sensor; conductive liquid; graphene; glycerol; motion detect stretchable sensor; conductive liquid; graphene; glycerol; motion detect
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Qi, Z.; Bian, H.; Yang, Y.; Nie, N.; Wang, F. Graphene/Glycerin Solution-Based Multifunctional Stretchable Strain Sensor with Ultra-High Stretchability, Stability, and Sensitivity. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 617.

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