Sprayed Sensor Using IPMC PAINT
In this study, we are testing a sensing response of recently developed IPMC fabrication method, “IPMC Paint”, which can be directly sprayed onto any complex surface. In order to perform a spraying, the IPMC paint solution was consisted of liquid NafionTM, viscosity controller (Polyvinylpyrrolidone, PVP), and plasticizer (Polyethylene glycol, PEG). Modified NafionTM solution was sprayed onto the various substrates like aluminum foil, paper, and tape. Sensing tests show that IPMC paint sensor is capable of producing comparable voltage (- 0.6 ~ 0.4 mV) to the typical IPMC when dynamic bent with 10 Hz sine wave and 1.3 cm displacement using shaker. The reported research is modified from the work presented by Park et. al .
Pietro VINCENZINI, Yoseph BAR-COHEN and Federico CARPI
I. S. Park et al., "Sprayed Sensor Using IPMC PAINT", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 61, pp. 59-64, 2008