Polymer nanocomposites- nano filler polymer interface effects, Development of polymer nanocomposites-based biomedical sensors

Document Type

News Article


The preparation of stretchable polymer nanocomposites for sensing applications based on the piezoresistive and capacitive properties for human movement analysis and sweat analysis is the major objective of the research. Nanocomposites are known for their higher sensitivity, tunability of strain sensitivity (i.e., gauge factor), stability, and good mechanical and thermal properties. Nanotechnology, in the form of fiber strain-gauges and carbon nanotubes for detecting strain, can be readily included into clothing and other conformal designs, and can be prepared in transparent forms. The electrical percolation of nanofillers from one end of the polymer matrix to the other end depends on different factors of the nanofillers like: the size of the filler, the aspect ratio of the filler, and the volume percentage of the filler in the matrix. This also involves the study of filler, polymer matrix interaction, interface formation etc.

  1. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/10701.12505ecst/meta
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058416309889?via%3Dihub
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058422000840

Publication Date

Spring 10-1-2022