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Highly Sensitive Bendable and Foldable Paper Sensors Based on Reduced Graphene Oxide

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posted on 2017-01-11, 00:00 authored by Biswajit Saha, Sangwoong Baek, Junghoon Lee
Over the past decade, the demand for high-performance wearable sensors has increased because of their capability for interaction with humans. Such sensors have typically been prepared on conventional substrates, such as silicon, PDMS, and copper mesh. In this work, we propose a class of wearable sensors fabricated from reduced graphene oxide (rGO) patterned paper substrates (rGO-paper). These rGO-paper sensors are highly sensitive to various deformations and capable of measuring bending and folding angles as small as 0.2° and 0.1°, respectively. We have demonstrated the applicability of these high-performance rGO-paper sensors by patterning rGO on kirigamis that can detect pulse and the motion of knees, wrists, and fingers. Finally, paper rings lined with rGO sensors were used to control a robotic hand, and an rGO-paper keyboard was used to light LEDs.