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A strong and flexible electronic vessel for real-time monitoring of temperature, motions and flow

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Abstract

Flexible and multifunctional sensors that continuously detect physical information are urgently required to fabricate wearable materials for health monitoring. This study describes the fabrication and performance of a strong and flexible vessel-like sensor. This electronic vessel consists of a self-supported braided cotton hose substrate, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)/ZnO@polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) function arrays and a flexible PVDF function fibrous membrane, and it possesses high mechanical property and accurate physical sensing. The rationally designed tubular structure facilities the detection of the applied temperature and strain and the frequency, pressure, and temperature of pulsed fluids. Therefore, the flexible electronic vessel holds promising potential for applications in wearable or implantable materials for the monitoring of health.

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2017, accepted on 26 Oct 2017 and first published on 27 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05575G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article
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    A strong and flexible electronic vessel for real-time monitoring of temperature, motions and flow

    W. Zhang, C. Hou, Y. Li, Q. Zhang and H. Wang, Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05575G

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