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Gallium-Based Room Temperature Liquid Metals and its Application to Single Channel Two-Liquid Hyperelastic Capacitive Strain Sensors

Abstract Gallium-based liquid metals are of interest for a variety of applications including flexible electronics, soft robotics, and biomedical devices. Still, nano- to microscale device fabrication with these materials is challenging because of their strong adhesion to a majority of substrates. This unusual high adhesion is attributed to the formation of a thin oxide shell; however, its role in the adhesion process has not yet been established. In the first part of the thesis, we described a multiscale study aiming at understanding the fundamental mechanisms governing wetting and adhesion of gallium-based liquid metals. In particular, macroscale dynamic contact angle measurements were coupled with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) imaging to rela... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Liu, Shanliangzi (Author) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Advisor) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Hildreth, Owen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Mechanical engineering / adhesion / capacitor / gallium based liquid metal / stretchable electronics / wetting
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 71 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Materials Science and Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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