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Special Issue "Flexible and Stretchable Piezoelectric Devices for Mechanical Sensing and Energy Harvesting"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Chang Kyu Jeong

Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 54896, Korea
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Interests: materials science; ceramics; polymers; nano chemistry
Guest Editor
Dr. Kwi-Il Park

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Interests: energy harvesting; flexible electronics; material science; piezoelectric

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent developments in the field of flexible and stretchable technologies have accelerated the feasibility of practical uses in various real-life applications, such as smart mobile devices, healthcare sensors, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, self-powered electronic systems based on piezoelectric devices, in formats that are thin, flexible, and even stretchable, have drawn much attention because they could provide permanent, long-lasting, remote use of widespread devices.

Piezoelectric energy harvesting devices that convert the electricity from mechanical energy resources have been considered as a promising candidate for power sources of flexible and stretchable electronic devices without environmental restraints. Mechanical sensors based on piezoelectric materials enable self-powered sensors without additional energy sources.

This Special Issue aims to gather the review articles, as well as original research papers, and to highlight advances in the development, testing, and application of flexible and stretchable mechanical energy harvesting and sensing devices based on piezoelectric materials.

Dr. Chang Kyu Jeong
Dr. Kwi-Il Park
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Flexible
  • Stretchable
  • Wearable
  • Self-powered sensor
  • Flexible electronics
  • Energy harvester
  • Pressure sensor
  • Mechanical sensor
  • Tactile sensor
  • Healthcare
  • Sensor network
  • Internet of things

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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