Metal-Elastomer Surface Deformation Control on Super-Compressible Strain Transducer Arrays

Wang, Cong, Xu, Bin, Terry, Jonathan, Smith, Stewart, Walton, Anthony and Li, Yifan (2018) Metal-Elastomer Surface Deformation Control on Super-Compressible Strain Transducer Arrays. In: IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference. IEEE, Piscataway. ISBN 9781538633588

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This paper reports the metal-elastomer surface deformation control strategy of a strain transducer array capable of measuring compressive strains up to 60%. Pairs of multi-finger electrodes separated by different inter-digit gap distances are forced into contact by induced surface creasing deformation at different strains. Test structures have been developed to explore and optimize the electrode-elastomer hybrid surface deformation. The deformation is due to large compressive strains in the “x-direction” but stretching caused by the Poisson effect
can also take place in the “y-direction”.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: elastomer, elastic instability, wrinkle, crease, strain sensing, test structure, stretchable electronics
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 11:53

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