Pd+ ions (90 keV) were implanted at normal incidence and at room temperature in different highly insulating (>200 GΩ) thermoplastic polymers (poly(methyl methacrylate), polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified, and polycarbonate). At high fluence and optimized process parameters, the ion implantation gives rise to the formation of a nanocomposite thin surface layer constituted by Pd nanoclusters and carbonaceous material (nanographite/amorphous carbon). The morphological, microstructural, and microanalytical properties of the nanocomposite layers were investigated by He-ion microscopy, glancing incidence X-ray diffraction, and Raman scattering, respectively. The electrical properties were characterized by resistance, van der Pauw, and Hall measurements. We performed accurate simultaneous deformation/bending experiments and electrical resistance measurements. We show that the electrical resistance varies linearly with the mechanical deformation (beam deflection) applied. The experimental results are interpreted by “hopping conductivity” model considering the nanostructure configuration of the nanocomposite layers. A gauge factor in the range between 4 and 8, depending on the ion-implanted polymer, was obtained for prototype strain gauge devices.
|Titolo:||Strain gauge properties of Pd+-ion-implanted polymer|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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