Strain Sensors: Single MWNT-Glass Fiber as Strain Sensor and Switch (Adv. Mater. 30/2011)

Authors

  • Jie Zhang,

    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Dresden 01069, Germany
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  • Jianwen Liu,

    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
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  • Rongchuan Zhuang,

    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
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  • Edith Mäder,

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Dresden 01069, Germany
    • Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany.
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  • Gert Heinrich,

    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
    2. Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Dresden 01069, Germany
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  • Shanglin Gao

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany
    • Leibniz–Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Strasse 6, Dresden 01069, Germany.
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Abstract

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Early detection of material damage can be achieved using a carbon nanotube concentrated interphase between a single glass fiber and polymer resin. Edith Mäder, Shanglin Gao, and co-workers report on page 3392 that by bridging across a micro-crack with the nanotube networks, an exceptional electromechanical switch is fabricated. The switch exhibits “on” and “off” states actuated by strain, temperature, and light.

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