Ultrasensitive Piezoresistive All-Organic Flexible Thin Films

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  • Elena Laukhina,

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    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    • Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain).
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  • Raphael Pfattner,

    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
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  • Lourdes R. Ferreras,

    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
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  • Simona Galli,

    1. Universitá dell'Insubria Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Ambientali via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy)
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  • Marta Mas-Torrent,

    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
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  • Norberto Masciocchi,

    1. Universitá dell'Insubria Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Ambientali via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy)
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  • Vladimir Laukhin,

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    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    3. Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193-Bellaterra (Spain)
    • Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain).
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  • Concepció Rovira,

    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
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  • Jaume Veciana

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    1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    2. Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) ICMAB-CSIC, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
    • Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain).
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Abstract

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In polymeric composite thin films it is possible to translate elastic elongations of the film into reversible nanoscale deformations of the soft organic-crystal components, leading to films with extreme sensitivity to strain changes with durable, fast, and completely reversible responses. Simple prototypes (see image), demonstrate that these sensors are highly promising for a wide range of applications.

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