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TRAVAIN, Silmar A. et al. Flexible polyaniline devices for strain gauge and pH monitoring applications. Polímeros [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.4, pp. 334-338. ISSN 0104-1428.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-14282007000400014.

In this work we describe the design and operation of thin polyaniline (PAni) films as active material for strain gauge and pH-monitoring flexible electronic devices. These devices are interesting due to their low cost and possible integration with other organic or inorganic systems, including diodes, transistors and batteries. Thin PAni films were prepared using the in-situ polymerization method on interdigitated chromium-gold microelectrodes previously deposited on poly(ethylene terephthalate) - PET substrates. The electrical characteristics of the polymer devices were obtained as a function of the PAni doping level. The devices showed high sensitivity for small strains and acid/base solutions.

Palavras-chave : Display; deflection; polyaniline; electrical conductivity.

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