Sensitive electromechanical sensors using viscoelastic graphene-polymer nanocomposites

@article{Boland2016SensitiveES,
  title={Sensitive electromechanical sensors using viscoelastic graphene-polymer nanocomposites},
  author={Conor S. Boland and Umar Saeed Khan and Gavin Ryan and Sebastian T. Barwich and Romina Charifou and Andrew Harvey and Claudia Backes and Zheling Li and Mauro S. Ferreira and Matthias E. M{\"o}bius and Robert J. Young and Jonathan N. Coleman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={354},
  pages={1257 - 1260}
}
Super sensitive, not so silly, putty Many composites blend stiff materials, such as glass or carbon fibers, into a softer elastic polymer matrix to generate a material with better overall mechanical toughness. Boland et al. added graphene to a lightly cross-linked silicone polymer (also known as Silly Putty). The resulting composite has unusual mechanical properties, allowing the manufacture of strain sensors that can detect respiration and the footsteps of spiders. Science, this issue p. 1257… 

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