Electrospun nanofibrils encapsulated in hydrogel cupula for biomimetic MEMS flow sensor development

A. G P Kottapalli, M. Asadnia, J. M. Miao*, M. S. Triantafyllou

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Abstract

This paper adopts the design strategies involved in the biological flow sensors present on the body of the blind cave fish in order to engineer MEMS artificial flow sensors by employing micro/nano fabrication technologies. The MEMS sensor developed consists of Si60 polymer haircells fabricated by stereolithography. Biomimetic cupular fibrils are developed by electrospinning a solution of polyL-lactide/e-caprolactone (PLC) to form nanofibers. A bio-inspired hydrogel cupula is fabricated using precision drop-casting methods which enhances the performance of the flow sensor over the naked haircell sensor. The pyramid shaped nanofibers formed act as a scaffold supporting the swollen hydrogel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467356558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 20 Jan 201324 Jan 2013

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period20/01/1324/01/13

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