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Smart Rubber Sensor Devices

Principal investigator: James BUSFIELD
Co-investigator(s): Emiliano BILOTTI
Using silver nanowire as the stretchable electrode on a rubber sampleThis work investigates how changes in the DC electrical properties (resistivity) change with strain for elastomers filled with conducting fillers such as carbon black. Broadband dielectric spectroscopy is used to measure the behaviour to see if more robust sensor type materials can be developed.