3D Printing of Polymer-Based Gasochromic, Thermochromic and Piezochromic Sensors

Patrick Dzisah, Airefetalo Sadoh, N. Ravindra

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Abstract

The adoption of 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing is considered not only as a highly flexible processing technique, but also as a technique that can be applied to functional materials such as inks, paste, polymers, ceramics, powders and organic materials. Advanced processing techniques such as extrusion-based printing and ink-based printing technologies are at the forefront of 3D printing technology. In traditional manufacturing, the ability to select from a variety of preformed processable polymers is a challenge. 3D printing, however, predominantly targets the production of polymeric parts and models, and gas sensors are no exception. Advantages of conducting polymers such as good sensitivity, selectivity, synthetic richness, low-temperature operation, low cost of materials, and the inkjet deposition of polymer material allow integration of sensor arrays and supporting circuitry. As a result, the designed sensor is capable of multi-parameter sensing such as mobility, transconductance, threshold voltage, thermochromism, electrochromism, gasochromism, etc. This review focuses on a recent breakthrough in 3D printed sensors for detecting pressure, temperature, gas, electric fields and color when exposed to external stimuli. It also discusses sensors which are 3D printed and/or integrated within 3D printed structures, particularly, polymer-based gas sensors and gasochromic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2019 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1545-1561
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030058609
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2019Mar 14 2019

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696

Conference

Conference148th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period3/10/193/14/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Gasochromic
  • Piezochromic
  • Polymeric
  • Sensors
  • Thermochromic

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