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Piezoelectric "Taxel" Arrays Convert Motion to Electronic Signals for Tactile Imaging


April 25, 2013

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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.Full Story

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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