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Switches and pressure sensors benefit from novel composite material

Switches and pressure sensors benefit from novel composite material A new material has been developed consisting of metal particles intimately distributed in a polymer. This composite becomes a conductor under compression, tension or twisting, exhibiting a resistive range of one trillion to one, and following a smooth, repeatable curve. It has been shown that the conductivity arises from the quantum tunnelling effect. The material is used in a wide range of switches and sensors, as a replacement in standard components and also in novel applications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sensor Review Emerald Publishing

Switches and pressure sensors benefit from novel composite material

Sensor Review , Volume 24 (3): 4 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0260-2288
DOI
10.1108/02602280410545371
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Abstract

A new material has been developed consisting of metal particles intimately distributed in a polymer. This composite becomes a conductor under compression, tension or twisting, exhibiting a resistive range of one trillion to one, and following a smooth, repeatable curve. It has been shown that the conductivity arises from the quantum tunnelling effect. The material is used in a wide range of switches and sensors, as a replacement in standard components and also in novel applications.

Journal

Sensor ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Microsensors; Polymers; Switchgear

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