Ultra-broadband frequency responsive sensor based on lightweight and flexible carbon nanostructured polymeric nanocomposites

Zhihui Zeng, Menglong Liu, Hao Xu, Yaozhong Liao, Feng Duan, Li Min Zhou, Hao Jin, Zhong Zhang, Zhongqing Su

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Various loadings, from static and low-frequency cyclic stretches, through high-frequency vibration, to ultrahigh-frequency ultrasonic guided waves, are applied for evaluation of the sensors' performance. Diverse content and type of carbon nanofiller, microstructure of the conductive network in the matrix, and electromechanical responses of the nanocomposites under broadband-frequency strain are discussed, in conjunction with dynamic mechanical analysis and a theoretical nanoscale model, to advance insight into the sensing mechanism of the sensors. Implementation of ultrasonic guided wave-based in-situ structural health monitoring using networked sensors made of carbon black/polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites indicates the significant application potential of the developed sensor to serve as an ultra-broadband and high-frequency responsive flexible strain sensor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-501
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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