Exploring the Piezoelectric Property of Electrospun Silk Nanofibers for Sensing Applications

Josenh, Jose and Kumar, Manish and Trinathy, Survasnata and G D V, Santhosh Kumar and Singh, Shiv Govind and Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishna (2018) Exploring the Piezoelectric Property of Electrospun Silk Nanofibers for Sensing Applications. In: IEEE SENSORS, 28-31 October 2018, New Delhi.

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Abstract

This paper, for the first time, reports the quantitative measurement of piezoelectricity of electrospun silk nanofiber. The electrospinning conditions were optimized to yield uniform nanofibers with high degree of B -sheet content. The piezoelectric coefficient of the electrospun silk nanofiber was estimated by PFM measurements and the average d 31 value of silk nanofiber was estimated as 39 ± 2 pm/v. The piezoelectric measurements were repeated on several samples to estimate the repeatability of piezoresponse. This could open up numerous possibilities to design and develop a wide variety of sensors exploring the piezoelectric property of silk nanofiber.

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Singh, Shiv Govindhttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-879X
Vanjari, Siva Rama KrishnaUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 06:36
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 06:36
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4801
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589774
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