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A novel approach to use of elastomer for monitoring of pressure using plastic optical fiber.
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PMID:  20441369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Elastomer has become a material of much interest for use as a deformation element in pressure and force monitoring devices. In the present work, we fabricated and characterized a pressure sensor that uses the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomer and the plastic optical fiber (POF). The POF is used to guide light through the 10 mm thick PDMS block and collect the transmitted light and deliver it to the detector. In the force sensor, an applied pressure deforms the PDMS block, increasing the transmissivity of the device. The fabricated pressure sensor shows satisfactory response up to 478 kPa with excellent sensitivity and repeatability. The present pressure sensor is simple to fabricate and can be used for a wide range industrial and automobile applications.
Authors:
Atul Kulkarni; Hyeongkeun Kim; Jaeboong Choi; Taesung Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Review of scientific instruments     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1089-7623     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Sci Instrum     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405571     Medline TA:  Rev Sci Instrum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  045108     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon 440746, South Korea.
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