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Spider-web inspired multi-resolution graphene tactile sensor

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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., 2018,54, 4810-4813
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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, 54, 4810
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02339E

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