Conducting Polymer Composite-Based Sensors for Flexible Electronics

  • Sharanabasava V. GanachariEmail author
  • Leema R. Viannie
  • Pradyumna Mogre
  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
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Advent of electronics has transformed the human lifestyle into echelons of sophistications. Flexi-electronic technologies such as wearable electronics are the future of mankind enabling the use of electronic integration in daily chores of life – may it be in the robotic arm depicting the human motion from the remote location aiding in the surgery, may it be a layer of skin coat which sense the physical parameters, or may it be integration of electronics in the human body such as pacemaker; the growth of electronic industry has led in simplifying the complex tasks for computations. Nanoscale polymer composites provide virtually ideal design space for the new generation of flexi-electronic materials. The following chapter elaborates one such application of composites in development of flexible electronics with the use of conducting polymer composites (CPCs) which are the class of improvised organic substances showing the electrical properties analogous to metals. CPCs have been trending in the research arena only because of the economic importance, better environmental stability, and improved electrical conductivity, which includes mechanical properties, electromechanical properties, and optical properties.


Conducting polymer composites Nano-materials Stretch-strain sensor Humidity sensor Gas sensor Temperature sensor Pressure sensor Pyroelectric sensor Piezo sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharanabasava V. Ganachari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leema R. Viannie
    • 1
  • Pradyumna Mogre
    • 1
    • 3
  • Rakesh P. Tapaskar
    • 2
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  2. 2.Energy Cluster, Centre for Research in Renewable and Energy Systems, School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  3. 3.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Start-up)KLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  4. 4.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Startup)KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia

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