Fabrication of graphite grids via stencil lithography for highly sensitive motion sensors

Seong Jun Park, Dae Woo Kim, Sung Woo Jang, Ming Liang Jin, Seon Joon Kim, Jong Min Ok, Jong Seon Kim, Hee Tae Jung

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A graphite grid was fabricated using reactive ion etching with a stencil mask. The graphite film was synthesized through chemical vapor deposition on commercial Ni foil and was simply etched with a stencil mask using oxygen plasma during reactive ion etching. It had ∼85% optical transmittance at a 550-nm wavelength and ∼120 Ω/sq sheet resistance. Graphite grids placed on a human hand used to distinguish its motions showed high strain-sensing performance: its gauge factor ranged from 100 to 350, and its response times for strain loading and for release were short (10 and 80 ms, respectively). Because the graphite-based structures could be prepared in large quantities and because etching with a reusable stencil mask is very simple, mass production of high-performance motion sensors using the well-structured graphite grid is commercially feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-496
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported financially by a grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning ( NRF-2015R1A2A1A05001844 ), and by the Center for Advanced Soft Electronics under the Global Frontier Research Program ( NRF-2012M3A6A5055744 ).

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Climate Change Research Hub of KAIST (Grant No. N01150139 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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