Multilayered gold/silica nanoparticulate bilayer devices using layer-by-layer self organisation for flexible bending and pressure sensing applications
2014 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 104, no 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A pressure and bending sensor was fabricated using multilayer thin films fabricated on a flexible substrate based on layer-by-layer self-organization of 18 nm gold nanoparticles separated by a dielectric layer of 30 nm silica nanoparticles. 50, 75, and 100 gold-silica bi-layered films were deposited and the device characteristics were studied. A threshold voltage was required for electron conduction which increases from 2.4 V for 50 bi-layers to 3.3 V for 100 bi-layers. Upon bending of the device up to about 52°, the threshold voltage and slope of the I-V curves change linearly. Electrical characterization of the multilayer films was carried out under ambient conditions with different pressures and bending angles in the direct current mode. This study demonstrates that the developed multilayer thin films can be used as pressure as well as bending sensing applications.
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2014. Vol. 104, no 7
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175184DOI: 10.1063/1.4866003ISI: 000332038500058ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84897417895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175184DiVA: diva2:914264
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