By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Sensor Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A novel soft strain sensor capable of withstanding strains of up to 100% is described. The sensor is made of a hyperelastic silicone elastomer that contains embedded microchannels filled with conductive liquids."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Harvard University, "This is an effort of improving the previously reported soft sensors that uses a single liquid conductor. The proposed sensor employs a hybrid approach involving two liquid conductors: an ionic solution and an eutectic gallium-indium alloy. This hybrid method reduces the sensitivity to noise that may be caused by variations in electrical resistance of the wire interface and undesired stress applied to signal routing areas. The bridge between these two liquids is made conductive by doping the elastomer locally with nickel nanoparticles."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The design, fabrication, and characterization of the sensor are presented."
For more information on this research see: A Soft Strain Sensor Based on Ionic and Metal Liquids. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2013;13(9):3405-3414. IEEE Sensors Journal can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Sensors Journal - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7361)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.B. Chossat, Harvard University, Wyss Inst Biol Inspired Engn, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States. Additional authors for this research include Y.L. Park, R.J. Wood and V. Duchaine.
Keywords for this news article include: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, Sensor Research, North and Central America
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