Lu and her team's e-tattoo is made of a piezoelectric polymer
called polyvinylidene fluoride, capable of generating its own electric charge in response to mechanical stress.
Their topics include synthesizing and characterizing nanocrystalline zinc oxide thin film prepared by atomic layer deposition, vibrational properties of a glass fabric/cashew nut shell liquid resin composite, a graphene-based nanocomposite for remediating inorganic pollutants in water, flame spraying of polymers: distinctive features of the equipment and coating applications, and piezoelectric polymer
nanocomposites for energy-scavenging applications.
Patent 9,937,688 (April 10, 2018), "Stretched Laminated Film for use in Piezoelectric Polymer
Material, and Manufacturing Method thereof," Tetsuo Yoshida, Yoshiro Tajitsu, Atsuko Kato, and Tomoka Yoshimura (Teijin Ltd.
Micro cantilever design as shown in Fig.1, is particular in that it has the electrical contacts which are fixed onto the novel nano composite piezoelectric polymer
. Nano composite piezoelectric polymer
was developed by mixing PZT powder with 20% solution of polyvinyl butyral in benzyl alcohol.
Prasad, "Characterization of 1-3 piezoelectric polymer
composites are promising materials because of their excellent tailored properties [6, 25].
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), as piezoelectric polymer
, has been extensively investigated since a many years ago.
film sensors are among the fastest growing of the technologies within the $18bn worldwide sensor market.
It is made from a piezoelectric polymer
called polyvinyldine fluoride (PVDF), which produces a small amount of current as it flutters easily when anchored in the path of a turbulent flow.
The Vibetek cable uses a piezoelectric polymer
, polyvinylidene fluoride, more known under the shorter nomination of PVDF.
Measurement Specialties has acquired the AMP Sensors Division of AMP Incorporated, which designs and manufactures piezoelectric polymer
sensors, for US$3.8m
firm forms a strain sensor on nearly collocated members.