Need of flexible sensors in the sensing world

Anindya Nag*, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

*Corresponding author for this work

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The need for flexible sensors arises from the fact their working performances are much better than their rigid counterparts. A range of flexible sensors has been developed by scientists in research labs and industries with varied fabrication techniques and processing materials. The nanomaterials and polymers used to form these sensors have enhanced electrical, mechanical and thermal characteristics. The biocompatible nature of carbon allotropes has also been popularized to devise prototypes for medical purposes. Among the fabrication techniques, the printing methods have been stressed upon due to their low cost and capability for high roll-to-roll production. These flexible differ in their physiochemical forms and operates on a specific or a combination of working mechanisms for the chosen application. This chapter explains the significance of flexible sensors by showing the techniques used to develop them, the associated raw materials and the application of these sensors. It shows the variance in some of the significant fabrication techniques used to develop the flexible sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible sensors for energy-harvesting applications
EditorsAnindya Nag, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783030996000
ISBN (Print)9783030995997
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
ISSN (Print)2194-8402
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8410


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