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Low-Temperature Solution Processable Electrodes for Piezoelectric Sensors Applications

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Original languageEnglish
Article number05DA06
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Piezoelectric thin-film sensors are suitable for a wide range of applications from physiological measurements to industrial monitoring systems. The use of flexible materials in combination with high-throughput printing technologies enables cost-effective manufacturing of custom-designed, highly integratable piezoelectric sensors. This type of sensor can, for instance, improve industrial process control or enable the embedding of ubiquitous sensors in our living environment to improve quality of life. Here, we discuss the benefits, challenges and potential applications of piezoelectric thin-film sensors. The piezoelectric sensor elements are fabricated by printing electrodes on both sides of unmetallized poly(vinylidene fluoride) film. We show that materials which are solution processable in low temperatures, biocompatible and environmental friendly are suitable for use as electrode materials in piezoelectric sensors.

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