Flexible, Elastic and Biomimetic Sensitive Materials and Sensors
Flexible electronics, known as one of the top ten emerging technologies in the 21st century, is bringing a new revolution in electronic technology, which will affect industries worth tens of trillions of dollars in health, medical care, manufacturing, and robotics. Sensors are like human “sensory organs”, which are the key to information acquisition and a key factor restricting the development of smart medical care, smart manufacturing, and robotics. At present, the development trend of sensor technology is flexibility, elasticity and bionics. One of the challenges is that sensors can be as flexible, sensitive and intelligent as humans, creatures of nature. The second challenge is that flexible/elastic sensing technology should surpass the types and limits of human perception. Generally speaking, flexible/elastic sensing technology can achieve conformal shape with human body, robot and non-planar objects, and then obtain information efficiently and reliably. has a very important meaning.
The core of flexible, elastic and bionic sensors is the design of sensitive materials and device structures. This direction intends to decompose flexible, elastic and bionic sensors into materials, structures, mechanisms and devices.
(1) In terms of materials/structures, focus on the methods and principles of flexibility and even elasticity of conductive, functional and other materials/structures.
(2) In terms of mechanism, focus on the sensing mechanism of flexibility/elastic force, thermal, magnetic and other parameters, the evolution law and failure mechanism of physical properties under stress/strain.
(3) In terms of devices, focus on the printing and microfabrication technologies of flexible/elastic sensors, and their integration technologies and related algorithms with circuits and energy sources.