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Avishek Dey, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, James Bowen, Dennis Nordlund, M Meyyappan, Ram P Gandhiraman
Miniaturisation of electronic devices and the advancement of Internet of things pose exciting challenges to develop technologies for patterned deposition of functional nanomaterials. Printed and flexible electronic devices and energy storage devices can be embedded onto clothing or other flexible surfaces. Graphene oxide (GO) has gained much attention in printed electronics due its solution processability, robustness and high electrical conductivity in the reduced state. Here we introduce a new approach to print GO films from highly acidic suspensions with in-situ reduction using an atmospheric pressure plasma jet...
May 18, 2018: ACS Nano
Canlin Ou, Abhijeet Laxman Sangle, Anuja Datta, Qingshen Jing, Tommaso Busolo, Thomas Chalklen, Vijay Narayan, Sohini Kar-Narayan
Thermoelectric materials, capable of interconverting heat and electricity, are attractive for applications in thermal energy harvesting as a means to power wireless sensors, wearable devices and portable electronics. However, traditional inorganic thermoelectric materials pose significant challenges due to high cost, toxicity, scarcity, as well as brittleness particularly when it comes to applications requiring flexibility. Here, we investigate organic-inorganic nanocomposites that have been developed from bespoke inks which are printed via an aerosol jet printing method onto flexible substrates...
May 18, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Zhiyuan Liu, Dianpeng Qi, Wan Ru Leow, Jiancan Yu, Michele Xiloyannnis, Leonardo Cappello, Yaqing Liu, Bowen Zhu, Ying Jiang, Geng Chen, Lorenzo Masia, Bo Liedberg, Xiaodong Chen
Stretchable strain sensors, as the soft mechanical interface, provide the key mechanical information of the systems for healthcare monitoring, rehabilitation assistance, soft exoskeletal devices, and soft robotics. Stretchable strain sensors based on 2D flat film have been widely developed to monitor the in-plane force applied within the plane where the sensor is placed. However, to comprehensively obtain the mechanical feedback, the capability to detect the out-of-plane force, caused by the interaction outside of the plane where the senor is located, is needed...
May 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
Gabriel Gaál, Tatiana A da Silva, Vladimir Gaál, Rafael C Hensel, Lucas R Amaral, Varlei Rodrigues, Antonio Riul
Nowadays, one of the biggest issues addressed to electronic sensor fabrication is the build-up of efficient electrodes as an alternative way to the expensive, complex and multistage processes required by traditional techniques. Printed electronics arises as an interesting alternative to fulfill this task due to the simplicity and speed to stamp electrodes on various surfaces. Within this context, the Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing is an emerging, cost-effective and alternative technology to fabricate complex structures that potentiates several fields with more creative ideas and new materials for a rapid prototyping of devices...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
Ran Cao, Xianjie Pu, Xinyu Du, Wei Yang, Jiaona Wang, Hengyu Guo, Shuyu Zhao, Zuqing Yuan, Chi Zhang, Congju Li, Zhong Lin Wang
Electronic textile (E-textile) with designable electric circuit and multi-functionalities holds great application prospect for future wearable electronics. However, most of the E-textiles still have critical challenges, including air permeability, satisfactory washability and massive fabrication. In this work, we fabricate a washable E-textile that addresses all of the concerns and show its application as a self-powered triboelectric gesture textile for intelligent human-machine interface. Utilizing conductive carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and screen-printing technology, this kind of E-textile embraces high conductivity (0...
May 17, 2018: ACS Nano
Chaitali Singhal, Manika Khanuja, Nahid Chaudhary, C S Pundir, Jagriti Narang
Development of platforms for a reliable, rapid, sensitive and selective detection of chikungunya virus (CHIGV) is the need of the hour in developing countries. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports available for the electrochemical detection of CHIGVDNA. Therefore, we aim at developing a biosensor based on molybdenum disulphide nanosheets (MoS2 NSs) for the point-of-care diagnosis of CHIGV. Briefly, MoS2 NSs were synthesized by chemical route and characterized using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wei-Yang Ma, Yao-Yi Cheng, Jia-Kun Chen, Kai-Hsuan Chan, Zheng-Jie Lin, Wei-Hao Chou, Wei-Chen Chang
Conductive films have attracted much attention in the printed electronics industry. To date, expensive conductive silver inks have been utilized widely in these conductive films, which ultimately increase the cost. Hence the alternative low-cost copper inks will be of great interest in the future. This paper will present how to synthesize antioxidative conductive copper inks with superior adhesion to FR4 substrates. The antioxidative conductive copper inks were prepared by dispersing the antioxidative copper nanoparticles in diethylene glycol with the bisphenol-F type BEF170 epoxy resin as a binder and the Methyl-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride (NMA) as a curing agent, then were coated on FR4 substrates to form the copper films, followed by sintering at 250 °C in nitrogen atmosphere for 20 minutes...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Seyed Morteza Seifati, Navid Nasirizadeh, Mostafa Azimzadeh
Phenylketonuria (PKU)-associated DNA mutation in newborn children can be harmful to his health and early detection is the best way to inhibit consequences. A novel electrochemical nano-biosensor was developed for PKU detection, based on signal amplification using nanomaterials, e.g. gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) decorated on the reduced graphene oxide sheet on the screen-printed carbon electrode. The fabrication steps were checked by field emission scanning electron microscope imaging as well as cyclic voltammetry analysis...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
Xu Zhang, Xiaoyu Du, Dejian Li, Rongguang Ao, Bin Yu, Baoqing Yu
Pearl has great potential as a natural biomaterial for bone tissue engineering, but it suffers from low porosity, difficulty in molding, and poor anti-buckling property. In this study, we used the 3-D printing technique to fabricate original pearl powder and PCL composite scaffolds with different concentrations of pearl powder. The four groups of scaffolds were termed PCL, 30% Pearl/PCL, 50% Pearl/PCL and 80% Pearl/PCL scaffolds according to the proportion of pearl powder. The samples were systematically investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), wide-angle XRD, liquid substitution, Zwick static materials testing, and energy dispersive X-ray analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
Tian Chen, Osama R Bilal, Kristina Shea, Chiara Daraio
In most macroscale robotic systems, propulsion and controls are enabled through a physical tether or complex onboard electronics and batteries. A tether simplifies the design process but limits the range of motion of the robot, while onboard controls and power supplies are heavy and complicate the design process. Here, we present a simple design principle for an untethered, soft swimming robot with preprogrammed, directional propulsion without a battery or onboard electronics. Locomotion is achieved by using actuators that harness the large displacements of bistable elements triggered by surrounding temperature changes...
May 15, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Zhipeng Wan, Wentao Jiang, Chong Wang, Qingyuan Wang, Yalan Li
Three dimensional (3D) printing is considered as an advanced manufacturing technology because of its additive nature. Electron beam melting (EBM) is a widely used 3D printing processes for the manufacturing of metal components. However, the products printed via this process generally contain micro porosities which affect mechanical properties, especially the fatigue property. In this paper, two types of EBM printed samples of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, one with a round cross section and the other with a triangle cross section, were employed to investigate the existence of porosities using computed tomography (CT)...
October 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
Sun Hong Kim, Sungmook Jung, In Seon Yoon, Chihak Lee, Youngsu Oh, Jae-Min Hong
Printing technology can be used for manufacturing stretchable electrodes, which represent essential parts of wearable devices requiring relatively high degrees of stretchability and conductivity. In this work, a strategy for fabricating printable and highly stretchable conductors are proposed by transferring printed Ag ink onto stretchable substrates comprising Ecoflex elastomer and tough hydrogel layers using a water-soluble tape. The elastic modulus of the produced hybrid film is close to that of the hydrogel layer, since the thickness of Ecoflex elastomer film coated on hydrogel is very thin (30 µm)...
May 14, 2018: Advanced Materials
Melania Banu, Monica Simion, Marian C Popescu, Pericle Varasteanu, Mihaela Kusko, Ileana C Farcasanu
Novel microarray platform for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) detection has been developed using silicon nanowires (SiNWs) as support and two different surface modification methods for attaining the necessary functional groups. Accordingly, we compared the detection specificity and stability over time of the probes printed on SiNWs modified with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES) and glutaraldehyde (GAD), or coated with a simpler procedure using epoxy-based SU-8 photoresist. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) were used for comparative characterization of the unmodified and coated SiNWs...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
Alexander V Melnikov, Mikhail Shuba, Philippe Lambin
The electrical properties of conducting meshes are investigated numerically by solving the related Kirchhoff equations with the Lanczos algorithm. The method is directly inspired by the recursion technique widely used to study the electronic and vibrational spectra of solids. The method is demonstrated to be very efficient and fast when applied to resistor networks. It is used to calculate equivalent resistances between arbitrary pairs of nodes in simple resistive lattices. When the resistance fluctuates statistically from bond to bond, the method makes it possible to evaluate the fluctuations of the electrical properties of the network...
April 2018: Physical Review. E
J S Gebauer, V Mackert, S Ognjanović, M Winterer
There is a growing interest in science and industry for printed electronics. Printed electronics enable the production of large quantities of electronic components at low cost. Even though organic semiconductors are already widely used for printed components, inorganic materials may be advantageous due to their higher durability and superior device performance. Nevertheless, inorganic materials still remain difficult to print making the development of printable and functional inks a necessity. In this work we present the formulation, inkjet printing and processing of newly developed inks based on ethylene glycol as dispersion medium...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Imran Ali, Behnam Samadpoor Rikhan, Dong-Gyu Kim, Dong-Soo Lee, Muhammad Riaz Ur Rehman, Hamed Abbasizadeh, Muhammad Asif, Minjae Lee, Keum Cheol Hwang, Youngoo Yang, Kang-Yoon Lee
In this paper, a low-power and small-area Single Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) transmitter design is proposed for automotive pressure and temperature complex sensor applications. To reduce the cost and size of the hardware, the pressure and temperature information is processed with a single integrated circuit (IC) and transmitted at the same time to the electronic control unit (ECU) through SENT. Due to its digital nature, it is immune to noise, has reduced sensitivity to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and generates low EMI...
May 14, 2018: Sensors
John D Fenwick, Georgios Georgiou, Carl Graham Rowbottom, Tracy S A Underwood, Sudhir Kumar, Alan E Nahum
Differences in detector response between measured small fields, fclin, and wider reference fields, fmsr, can be overcome by using correction factors or by designing detectors with field-size invariant responses. The changing response in small fields is caused by perturbations of the electron fluence within the detector sensitive volume. For solid-state detectors, it has recently been suggested that these perturbations might be caused by the non-water-equivalent effective atomic numbers Z of detector materials, rather than by their non-water-like densities...
May 14, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Michael Layani, Xiaofeng Wang, Shlomo Magdassi
The field of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is developing rapidly in both academic and industrial research environments. New materials and printing technologies, which enable rapid and multimaterial printing, have given rise to new applications and utilizations. However, the main bottleneck for achieving many more applications is the lack of materials with new physical properties. Here, some of the recent reports on novel materials in this field, such as ceramics, glass, shape-memory polymers, and electronics, are reviewed...
May 13, 2018: Advanced Materials
Taisiia Berestok, Pablo Guardia, Javier Blanco Portals, Sonia Estrade, Jordi Llorca, Francesca Peiró, Andreu Cabot, Stephanie L Brock
Colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) compete with molecular catalysts in the field of homogenous catalysis, offering an easier recyclability and a number of potentially advantageous functionalities, such as tunable band gaps, plasmonic properties or a magnetic moment. Using high throughput printing technologies, colloidal NCs can be also supported onto substrates to produce cost-effective electronic, optoelectronic, electrocatalytic and sensing devices. For both catalytic and technological application, NCs surface chemistry and supracrystal organization are key parameters determining final performance...
May 11, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Chuan Yi Foo, Hong Ngee Lim, Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Mohd Haniff Wahid, Nay Ming Huang
Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology provides a novel approach to material fabrication for various applications because of its ability to create low-cost 3D printed platforms. In this study, a printable graphene-based conductive filament was employed to create a range of 3D printed electrodes (3DEs) using a commercial 3D printer. This printing technology provides a simplistic and low-cost approach, which eliminates the need for the ex-situ modification and post-treatment of the product. The conductive nature of the 3DEs provides numerous deposition platforms for electrochemical active nanomaterials such as graphene, polypyrrole, and cadmium sulfide, either through electrochemical or physical approaches...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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