Self-sensing paper-based actuators employing ferromagnetic nanoparticles and graphite

Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Dinh, Toan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Vatani, Ashkan and Foisal, Abu Riduan Md and Qamar, Afzaal and Kermany, Atieh Ranjbar and Dao, Dzung Viet and Nguyen, Nam-Trung (2017) Self-sensing paper-based actuators employing ferromagnetic nanoparticles and graphite. Applied Physics Letters, 110 (14):144101. ISSN 0003-6951


Abstract

Paper-based microfluidics and sensors have attracted great attention. Although a large number of paper-based devices have been developed, surprisingly there are only a few studies investigating paper actuators. To fulfill the requirements for the integration of both sensors and actuators into paper, this work presents an unprecedented platform which utilizes ferromagnetic particles for actuation and graphite for motion monitoring. The use of the integrated mechanical sensing element eliminates the reliance on image processing for motion detection and also allows real-time measurements of the dynamic response in paper-based actuators. The proposed platform can also be quickly fabricated using a simple process, indicating its potential for controllable paper-based lab on chip.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 00:03
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 01:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pencil drawn; care; devices; sensors; diagnostics; electronics
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4979701
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38200

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