ISSN (print) 0914-4935
ISSN (online) 2435-0869
Sensors and Materials
is an international peer-reviewed open access journal to provide a forum for researchers working in multidisciplinary fields of sensing technology.
Sensors and Materials
is covered by Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus (Elsevier), and other databases.

Instructions to authors
English    日本語

Instructions for manuscript preparation
English    日本語


 Sensors and Materials
 1-23-3-303 Sendagi,
 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022, Japan
 Tel: 81-3-3827-8549
 Fax: 81-3-3827-8547

MYU Research, a scientific publisher, seeks a native English-speaking proofreader with a scientific background. B.Sc. or higher degree is desirable. In-office position; work hours negotiable. Call 03-3827-8549 for further information.

MYU Research

(proofreading and recording)

(translation service)

The Art of Writing Scientific Papers

(How to write scientific papers)
(Japanese Only)

Sensors and Materials, Volume 32, Number 7(3) (2020)
Copyright(C) MYU K.K.
pp. 2527-2538
S&M2280 Research Paper of Special Issue
Published: July 31, 2020

Flexible Porous Carbon Black-Polymer Composites with a High Gauge Factor [PDF]

Yi-Te Huang, Naoki Inomata, Zhuqing Wang, Yu-Ching Lin, and Takahito Ono

(Received March 6, 2020; Accepted April 14, 2020)

Keywords: nanoporous, carbon black, conductive polymer, high gauge factor, strain sensing

In this work, new conductive polymer films suitable for microfabrication have been developed. The solutions used are prepared by dispersing highly conductive nanoporous carbon blacks (n-CBs) in PHOTONEECE® (CBPh), polyvinyl alcohol (CBsPV), or gelatin (CBsGel). Conductive polymer composite thin films are formed by spin-coating on a clean glass substrate. The electrical conductivity and its response to strain are evaluated by a four-point bending method, which shows high gauge factors (GFs) of 150 and 523 for PVA- and gelatin-based composite films, respectively, in a low strain region. This clearly reveals the high potential capability of these novel nanocomposite films with the reported CB composite polymer showing a GF of ~100. It is considered that the porous structure of the n-CBs provides high sensitivity of flexible sensing elements that can be implemented into microfabrication processes easily.

Corresponding author: Takahito Ono

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Cite this article
Yi-Te Huang, Naoki Inomata, Zhuqing Wang, Yu-Ching Lin, and Takahito Ono, Flexible Porous Carbon Black-Polymer Composites with a High Gauge Factor, Sens. Mater., Vol. 32, No. 7, 2020, p. 2527-2538.

Forthcoming Regular Issues

Forthcoming Special Issues

Special Issue on Advanced Materials on Electronic and Mechanical Devices and their Application on Sensors (5)
Guest editor, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University), Wenbing Zhao (Cleveland State University), and Cheng-Fu Yang (National University of Kaohsiung)

Special Issue on Advances in Shape Memory Materials
Guest editor, Ryosuke Matsui (Aichi Institute of Technology) and Hiroyuki Miki (Tohoku University)

Special Issue on Perceptual Deep Learning in Computer Vision and its Application
Guest editor, Chih-Hsien Hsia (National Ilan University)

Special Issue on Materials, Devices, Circuits, and Analytical Methods for Various Sensors (3)
Guest editor, Chien-Jung Huang (National University of Kaohsiung), Cheng-Hsing Hsu (National United University), Ja-Hao Chen (Feng Chia University), and Wei-Ling Hsu (Huaiyin Normal University)
Conference website

Special Issue on Sensing Technologies and Their Applications (1)
Guest editor, Rey-Chue Hwang (I-Shou University)
Call for paper

Special Issue on New Trends in Smart Sensor Systems
Guest editor, Takahiro Hayashi (Kansai University)
Call for paper

Copyright(C) MYU K.K. All Rights Reserved.