Advanced Materials

High-Strain Sensors Based on ZnO Nanowire/Polystyrene Hybridized Flexible Films

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  • Xu Xiao,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Longyan Yuan,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Junwen Zhong,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Tianpeng Ding,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Yu Liu,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Zhixiang Cai,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Yaoguang Rong,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Hongwei Han,

    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Jun Zhou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
    • Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Zhong Lin Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, USA
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, USA.
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Abstract

A type of strain sensor with high tolerable strain based on a ZnO nanowires/polystyrene nanofibers hybrid structure on a polydimethylsiloxane film is reported. The novel strain sensor can measure and withstand high strain and demonstrates good performance on rapid human-motion measurements. In addition, the device could be driven by solar cells. The results indicate that the device has potential applications as an outdoor sensor system.

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