Reports from Indian Institute of Science Describe Recent Advances in Clinical Trials and Studies (Evaluation. of Transverse Piezoelectric Coefficient of ZnO Thin Films Deposited on Different Flexible Substrates: A Comparative Study on the ...)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Current study results on Clinical Research have been published. According to news reporting from Bangalore, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We report on the systematic comparative study of highly c-axis oriented and crystalline piezoelectric ZnO thin films deposited on four different flexible substrates for vibration sensing application. The flexible substrates employed for present experimental study were namely a metal alloy (Phynox), metal (aluminum), polyimide (Kapton), and polyester (Mylar)."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Science, "ZnO thin films were deposited by an RF reactive magnetron sputtering technique. ZnO thin films of similar thicknesses of 700 +/- 30 nm were deposited on four different flexible substrates to have proper comparative studies. The crystallinity, surface morphology, chemical composition, and roughness of ZnO thin films were evaluated by respective material characterization techniques. The transverse piezoelectric coefficient (d(31)) value for assessing the piezoelectric property of ZnO thin films on different flexible substrates was measured by a four-point bending method. ZnO thin films deposited on Phynox alloy substrate showed relatively better material characterization results and a higher piezoelectric d(31) coefficient value as compared to ZnO films on metal and polymer substrates. In order to experimentally verify the above observations, vibration sensing studies were performed. As expected, the ZnO thin film deposited on Phynox alloy substrate showed better vibration sensing performance. It has generated the highest peak to peak output voltage amplitude of 256 mV as compared to that of aluminum (224 mV), Kapton (144 mV), and Mylar (46 mV). Therefore, metal alloy flexible substrate proves to be a more suitable, advantageous, and versatile choice for integrating ZnO thin films as compared to metal and polymer flexible substrates for vibration sensing applications."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The present experimental study is extremely important and helpful for the selection of a suitable flexible substrate for various applications in the field of sensor and actuator technology."
For more information on this research see: Evaluation. of Transverse Piezoelectric Coefficient of ZnO Thin Films Deposited on Different Flexible Substrates: A Comparative Study on the Vibration Sensing Performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(10):7108-7116. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Joshi, Indian Inst Sci, Center Nano Sci & Engn, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, India. Additional authors for this research include M.M. Nayak and K. Rajanna (see also Clinical Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Bangalore, Zinc Oxide, Nanotechnology, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Studies
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