English Abstract

New Super-haptic Sensor and New Intelligent Material Utilizing Electrolytic Polymerization on Natural Rubber

Fukushima University, Fukushima, JAPAN
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2018),91(2),55-59 General Review in Japanese

To achieve the sensing shear stress as well as normal force, and temperature, the technique of their sensitivity of flexible sensors is introduced by utilizing natural rubber (NR)-latex through the application of electrolytic polymerization focused on the isoprene C=C bonds on natural rubber and by aiding a magnetic field and magnetic compound fluid (MCF) as magnetically responsive fluid. By the application of the magnetic, electric fields and the MCF, we can align the electrolytically polymerized C=C along the magnetic field line with the magnetic clusters formed by the aggregation of magnetite and metal particles of MCF so as to enhance the sensing effect. The flexible sensor has many intelligent properties of piezoresistivity, piezoelectricity, photovoltaics, et al. simultaneously.

Keywords: Natural Rubber, Sensor, Electrolytic Polymerization, Piezo Effect, Photovoltaic Effect