Graphene Rubber Bands

August 21st, 2014 by

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK and Trinity College Dublin in Ireland have, for the first time, treated common elastic bands with graphene to create a flexible sensor. Once treated, the rubber bands remain highly pliable. By fusing this material with graphene, which imparts an electromechanical response on movement, the team discovered that the material can be used as a sensor to measure breathing, heart rate, or movement. Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used because of their complexity and cost of production.

Source: EurekAlert

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