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Spider-web inspired multi-resolution graphene tactile sensor

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Abstract

Multi-dimensional accurate response and smooth signal transmission are critical challenges in the advancement of multi-resolution recognition and complex environment analysis. Inspired by the structure–activity relationship between discrepant microstructures of the spiral and radial threads in a spider web, we designed and printed graphene with porous and densely-packed microstructures to integrate into a multi-resolution graphene tactile sensor. The three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene structure performs multi-dimensional deformation responses. The laminar densely-packed graphene structure contributes excellent conductivity with flexible stability. The spider-web inspired printed pattern inherits orientational and locational kinesis tracking. The multi-structure construction with homo-graphene material can integrate discrepant electronic properties with remarkable flexibility, which will attract enormous attention for electronic skin, wearable devices and human–machine interactions.

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The article was received on 24 Mar 2018, accepted on 11 Apr 2018 and first published on 12 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02339E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Spider-web inspired multi-resolution graphene tactile sensor

    L. Liu, Y. Huang, F. Li, Y. Ma, W. Li, M. Su, X. Qian, W. Ren, K. Tang and Y. Song, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02339E

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