Sensitivity-Tunable Strain Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotube@Carbon Nanocoil Hybrid Networks

Shuaitao Yang et al. fabricated a novel vane-like nanostructure based on the hybridization of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanocoils. A flexible and sensitive strain sensor is prepared by coupling this hybrid structure with polydimethylsiloxane. Owing to the tunable properties, these sensors show great potential in monitoring both subtle and large-scale displacements, which can meet the diverse demands of human motion monitoring.