Hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic actuators with muscle-like performance

Journal: MATERIALS SCIENCE

Author: Xin Lin , Berthold Wegner et. al

Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

Publication date: 2018.01.05

Summarized by Taewon Seo

 

– HASEL actuators
v. Schematic of a donut HASEL actuator (Fig. 1)
v. Schematic of a stack of five donut HASEL actuators (Fig. 2)
v. Schematic of a single-unit planar HASEL actuator (Fig. 3)

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– Fabrication
v. For a donut HASEL (Fig. 4)
v. For a single-unit planar HASEL (Fig. 5)
v. Flexible electrodes of PAM-LiCl hydrogels (thickness of 200μm)
v. Self-healing Liquid dielectric of Envirotemp FR3 (Cargill)

 

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Fig. 4

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Fig. 5

 

– Self healing
v. Self-healing from dielectric breakdown (Fig. 6)
v. Self-healing capabilities (Fig. 7)
v. Supporting information : http://science.sciencemag.org/highwire/filestream/704298/field_highwire_adjunct_files/2/aao6139s2.mp4

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Fig. 6

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Fig. 7

 

– Result
v. Actuation strain of a donut HASEL (Fig. 8)
v. Cycle life of a donut HASEL (Fig. 9)
v. Actuation strain of a single-unit planar HASEL (Fig. 10)
v. Supporting information : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4qcvTeN8k0

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Fig. 8

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Fig. 10

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Robust resistive memory devices using solution-processable metal-coodinated azo aromatics

Journal: NATURE MATERIALS

Author: S. Goswami and Adam J. Matula et al.

Affiliation: NUSNNU-NanoCore, National University of Singapore

Publication date: 2017.10.23

Summarized by Taewon Seo

 

– Structure
v. Molecular view of compound mer-[Ru(L)3](PF6)2 structure (Fig. 1-a)
v. Schematic of device(Fig.1-b)
v. Basic device (type A), second device (type B) (Fig.1-c)
v. Au nanoparticles are sputtered in type B

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Fig. 1

 

– Characteristics
v. Current density-voltage characteristics for device A (Fig.2)
v. Current density-voltage characteristics for device B (Fig.2)
v. Nano scale test device(Fig.3)

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

 

– Mechanism
v. Raman spectra measured for thin-film devices (E1 = 1,365cm-1, E2 = 1,313cm-1, E3 = 1,275cm-1) (Fig.4)
v. E1 : neutral, E2 : single-electron reduction, E3 : doubly reduced species
v. Correlation between Raman peaks and film conductance (Fig.5)
v. In the on-state, all molecules are same redox state.

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Fig. 4

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Fig. 5

 

– Role of counterions
v. LUMO of [Ru(L)3]2+, the strongest π-acceptor ligands (Fig.6)
v. Variation in HOMO and LUMO energy levels (Fig.7)
v. Variation in Electrode and LUMO energy levels (Fig.8)
v. The spatial molecule and counterion results in the formation of dipoles.
v. The applied electric field in the device displace counterions from on pocket to another.

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Fig. 7

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Fig. 8

 

– Device performance
v. Read-write pulse sequence for device A & B

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Flexible Piezoelectric Devices for Gastrointestinal Motility Sensing

Journal: Nature Biomedical Engineering

Author: C. Dagdeviren and G. Traverso et al.

Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States

Publication date: 2017.10

Summarized by Inyeol Yun

 

– Piezoelectric gastrointestinal motility sensor (Fig. 1)

v. 12 groups in series, 10 groups in parallel. (Fig. 2)

v. Sensing principle: piezoelectric material (Fig. 3)

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Fig. 3

 

– Biocompatibility

v. Live/dead cytotoxicity analysis of HT-29-MTX-E12, HeLa and C2BBe1 cells incubated with neutralized simulated gastric fluid for three days.

v. Cells treated with 70% ethanol were used as a negative control.

v. Cells treated with neutralized gastric fluid that had not been in contact with the microchips were used as a positive control

v. Green indicates viable cells and red indicates dead cells. (Fig. 4)

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Fig. 4

 

– Result

v. Voltage output for a flouting and glued PZT GI-S in a balloon with 200 ml water infusion (Fig. 5)

v. In vivo evaluation in Yorkshire swine model (Fig. 6)

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Fig. 5

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Fig. 6

 

– Reference

v. http://blog.naver.com/kt9411/150165849100 (2017-11-21)

The Dermal Abyss: Interfacing with the Skin by Tattooing Biosensors

Journal: International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Author: Katia Vega, Nan Jiang and Xin Liu et al.

Affiliation: MIT Media Lab, Harvard Medical School

Publication date: 2017.09.11

Summarized by Jinpyeo Jeung

 

– Health monitoring tattoos (Fig. 1)
v. Glucose, pH and Sodium sensor.
v. principle: Using biosensor ink for tattoos.

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– Biosensors (Fig.2)
v. Sodium biosensor: diaza-15-crown-5. Selectively bind to Na+ ions.
v. pH biosensor: anthocyanin.(Fig. 3)
v. Glucose biosensor: extracted from reagent strips.

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– Result
v. Glucose biosensor without glucose and with glucose (Fig. 4)
v. pH biosensor at pH 8.0 and pH 7.0 (Fig. 5)
v. Sodium biosensor with 100mmol/L Na+ ions under visible light and UV light (Fig. 6)
v. designs made by a tattoo artist in ex vivo pig skin.(Fig.7)

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– Application by monitoring health status
v. Diabetes.
v. Dehydration.
v. pH Balance.

Wearable Ring-Based Sensing Platform for Detecting Chemical Threats

Journal: ACS SENSORS

Author: J. R. Sempionatto and Joseph Wang et al.

Affiliation: University of California, United States

Publication date: 2017.10.11

Summarized by Inyeol Yun

 

– Ring-based Chemical Sensor (Fig. 1)
v. Explosives (DNT, H2O2) and nerve agent (MPOx) sensor
v. Printing fabrication (Fig. 2)
v. Sensing principle: redox reaction between working electrode and chemical (Fig. 3)

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Fig. 3

 

– Materials
v. Working electrode: carbon ink (1), carbon-Prussian blue ink (2)
v. Reference, counter electrode: Ag/AgCl ink
v. All inks were purchased

 

– Result
v. Liquid-phase threat detection at the ring-based electrochemical system (Fig. 4)
v. Vapor-phase threat detection at the ring-based electrochemical system (Fig. 5)
v. Selectivity test (Fig. 6)

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A Strain-absorbing Design for Tissue–machine Interfaces Using a Tunable Adhesive Gel

Author: Sungwon Lee, Takao Someya et al.

Affiliation: The University of Tokyo, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Publication date: 2014.12.19

Summarized by Seongmin Park

 

– Structure
v. 1.4 μm PET substrate, 20 nm Au word line, 50 nm Au bit line, 30 nm DNTT active layer, 200 nm parylene gate dielectric layer

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Fig. 1

v. Only the area covered by photopatterned gel maintains an adhesive contact during measurement  the floating parts of the device absorb strain

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

 

–Adhesive gel property
v. adhesion strength: Adhesion strength is enough for supporting a coin (5g)

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Fig. 4

v. Adhesive gel constituents

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Fig. 5

v. Properties controlled by PVA concentration

1. Modulus of adhesive gel

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Fig. 6

2. Adhesion strength vs. glass

 

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Fig. 7

3. Resistance and capacitance (Dashed line represents the capacitance.)

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Fig. 8

– Results
v. OTFT performance: 10 times 100% compressive strainàremains its performance

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Fig. 9

v. Device on a balloon: Can endure ~100% compressive strain

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Fig. 10

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Self-assembled three dimensional network designs for soft electronics

Journal: Nature communications

Author: Kyung-In Jang and John A. Rogers et al.

Affiliation: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Northwestern University

Publication date: 2017.06.21

Summarized by Jinpyeo Jeung

 

– 3D helical coil (Fig.1)
v. 2D structures limit performance for systems that require low modulus, elastic mechanics in compact designs.
v. 2D precursors spontaneously transform into desired 3D shapes.
v. Compressive forces induced by releasing the prestrain cause the 2D precursor to geometrically transform.
v. Two ends include small discs that form strong covalent siloxane bonds to and substrate.

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Fig. 1

 

– Result
v. Enables high levels of strechability and mechanical robustness, without the propensity for localized crack formation or fracture.
v. The elastic stretchability of the 3D helices significantly exceeds that of the 2D serpentines. (Fig.2)
v. Deformations of the 2D serpentine lead to sharp, unavoidable stress concentrations at the arc regions but 3D helices shows uniform stress. (Fig.3)

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

 

– Application
v. Actual appearance. (Fig. 4, Fig. 5)
v. It can be applied to various wireless, skin-compatible electronics. (Fig. 6)

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Fig. 4

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Fig. 6