Fabrication and Characterization of Electro-Active Polymer for Flexible Tactile Sensing Array
This paper presents fabrication and characterization of a pressure-sensitive polymeric composite on a flexible readout circuit as an artificial skin. Porous nylon was used as the matrix, which provided skin-like mechanical properties. Inside the matrix, polypyrrole was electrochemically deposited and acted as conductive dopant. The fabrication was detailed. The conductivity of the fabricated composite increased when a compressive load was applied. The electro-mechanical characteristics of the composite were measured.
Wei Gao, Yasuhiro Takaya, Yongsheng Gao and Michael Krystek
L.C. Tsao et al., "Fabrication and Characterization of Electro-Active Polymer for Flexible Tactile Sensing Array ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 381-382, pp. 391-394, 2008