A strain sensor presenting a voltage signal has been studied, as comprised of an organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) and an organic Schottky diode which are connected in series to sensitively measure elastic tensile strain (up to ∼0.64%, bending radius of ∼4 mm). We chose organic heptazole TFT as a sensor component and large area heptazole Schottky diode as a strain-insensitive load incorporated into this strain sensor gauge circuit, because our heptazole TFTs have shown anisotropic response to the elastic tensile strain. Our organic strain sensor exhibits a decent amount of gauge factor (GF > 1.51) performance in both static and dynamic ways.
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This work was supported by the Global Leading Technology Program funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea . (Grant No. 10042433-2012-11 ), NRF (NRL Program: Grant No. 2014R1A2A1A01004815 ), and BK21 Plus program .
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering