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Piezoelectric "Taxel" Arrays Convert Motion to Electronic Signals for Tactile Imaging
April 25, 2013
Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals. The arrays could help give robots a more adaptive sense of touch, provide better security in handwritten signatures, and offer new ways for humans to interact with electronic devices.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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