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Characterization of lithographically printed resistive strain gauges

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6 Author(s)
Hay, G.I. ; Sch. of Eng. & Design, Brunel Univ., Middlesex, UK ; Evans, P.S.A. ; Harrison, D.J. ; Southee, D.
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This paper reports progress in sensor fabrication by the conductive lithographic film (CLF) printing process. Work describing strain-sensitive structures manufactured using a modified printing process and conductive inks is addressed. The performance of a "single-ink" strain-sensitive structure when printed on six alternative substrates (GlossArt, PolyArt, Teslin, Mylar C, Melinex, and Kapton) is analyzed. Though not intending to compete with conventional gauges in high-tolerance measurement, the structures exhibit properties that indicate suitability for novel applications.

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Sensors Journal, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 5 )