Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics.
Small 2015; 11(35):4532-9S

Abstract

The concept of realizing electronic applications on elastically stretchable "skins" that conform to irregularly shaped surfaces is revolutionizing fundamental research into mechanics and materials that can enable high performance stretchable devices. The ability to operate electronic devices under various mechanically stressed states can provide a set of unique functionalities that are beyond the capabilities of conventional rigid electronics. Here, a distinctive microtectonic effect enabled oxygen-deficient, nanopatterned zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films on an elastomeric substrate are introduced to realize large area, stretchable, transparent, and ultraportable sensors. The unique surface structures are exploited to create stretchable gas and ultraviolet light sensors, where the functional oxide itself is stretchable, both of which outperform their rigid counterparts under room temperature conditions. Nanoscale ZnO features are embedded in an elastomeric matrix function as tunable diffraction gratings, capable of sensing displacements with nanometre accuracy. These devices and the microtectonic oxide thin film approach show promise in enabling functional, transparent, and wearable electronics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group and Micro Nano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, 3001, Victoria, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26044575

Citation

Gutruf, Philipp, et al. "Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics." Small (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 11, no. 35, 2015, pp. 4532-9.
Gutruf P, Zeller E, Walia S, et al. Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics. Small. 2015;11(35):4532-9.
Gutruf, P., Zeller, E., Walia, S., Nili, H., Sriram, S., & Bhaskaran, M. (2015). Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics. Small (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(35), pp. 4532-9. doi:10.1002/smll.201500729.
Gutruf P, et al. Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics. Small. 2015 Sep 16;11(35):4532-9. PubMed PMID: 26044575.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Stretchable and Tunable Microtectonic ZnO-Based Sensors and Photonics. AU - Gutruf,Philipp, AU - Zeller,Eike, AU - Walia,Sumeet, AU - Nili,Hussein, AU - Sriram,Sharath, AU - Bhaskaran,Madhu, Y1 - 2015/06/05/ PY - 2015/03/16/received PY - 2015/05/10/revised PY - 2015/6/6/entrez PY - 2015/6/6/pubmed PY - 2015/6/6/medline KW - UV sensing KW - ZnO KW - gas sensing KW - stretchable electronics KW - stretchable gratings SP - 4532 EP - 9 JF - Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) JO - Small VL - 11 IS - 35 N2 - The concept of realizing electronic applications on elastically stretchable "skins" that conform to irregularly shaped surfaces is revolutionizing fundamental research into mechanics and materials that can enable high performance stretchable devices. The ability to operate electronic devices under various mechanically stressed states can provide a set of unique functionalities that are beyond the capabilities of conventional rigid electronics. Here, a distinctive microtectonic effect enabled oxygen-deficient, nanopatterned zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films on an elastomeric substrate are introduced to realize large area, stretchable, transparent, and ultraportable sensors. The unique surface structures are exploited to create stretchable gas and ultraviolet light sensors, where the functional oxide itself is stretchable, both of which outperform their rigid counterparts under room temperature conditions. Nanoscale ZnO features are embedded in an elastomeric matrix function as tunable diffraction gratings, capable of sensing displacements with nanometre accuracy. These devices and the microtectonic oxide thin film approach show promise in enabling functional, transparent, and wearable electronics. SN - 1613-6829 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26044575/Stretchable_and_Tunable_Microtectonic_ZnO_Based_Sensors_and_Photonics_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201500729 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -