In this manuscript, we report on a novel architecture for the fabrication of highly sensitive multimodal tactile transducers, for the simultaneous detection of temperature and force. Such devices are based on a flexible Organic Charge Modulated Field Effect Transistor (OCMFET) coupled with a pyro/piezoelectric element, namely a commercial film of poly-vinylene difluoride (PVDF). The reduction of the channel length, obtained by employing a low-resolution vertical channel architecture, allowed to maximize the ratio between the sensing area and the transistor's channel area, a technological approach that allows to considerably enhance both temperature and force sensitivity, while at the same time minimize the sensor's dimensions. Thanks to the employment of a straightforward, up-scalable, and highly reproducible fabrication process, this solution represents an interesting alternative for all those applications requiring high-density, high-sensitivity sensors such as robotics and biomedical applications.

Multimodal force and temperature tactile sensor based on a short-channel organic transistor with high sensitivity

Mascia, Antonello
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Spanu, Andrea;Bonfiglio, Annalisa;Cosseddu, Piero
2023-01-01

Abstract

In this manuscript, we report on a novel architecture for the fabrication of highly sensitive multimodal tactile transducers, for the simultaneous detection of temperature and force. Such devices are based on a flexible Organic Charge Modulated Field Effect Transistor (OCMFET) coupled with a pyro/piezoelectric element, namely a commercial film of poly-vinylene difluoride (PVDF). The reduction of the channel length, obtained by employing a low-resolution vertical channel architecture, allowed to maximize the ratio between the sensing area and the transistor's channel area, a technological approach that allows to considerably enhance both temperature and force sensitivity, while at the same time minimize the sensor's dimensions. Thanks to the employment of a straightforward, up-scalable, and highly reproducible fabrication process, this solution represents an interesting alternative for all those applications requiring high-density, high-sensitivity sensors such as robotics and biomedical applications.
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