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Characterization of the mechanical properties and sensing behavior of iron-gallium nanowire arrays
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Paper Abstract

This study experimentally investigates the capabilities of iron-gallium nanowire arrays as artificial cilia transducers. The experiments are conducted with a custom manipulator device incorporated into the stage of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) for observation. Individual nanowires of varying size and composition are mechanically tested statically and dynamically to determine the elastic properties and failure modes. Entire arrays of close packed wires are mounted onto giant magnetoresistive (GMR) sensors to measure the coupled magnetic induction response resulting from bending the array. This data is compared with empirical and simulated results from previous macroscale research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69320P (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777214
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Patrick R. Downey, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Alison B. Flatau, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Patrick D. McGary, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Bethanie J. H. Stadler, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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