Smart and Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Sensors and Actuators

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

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Centre of Chemistry, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: ionic liquids; smart and multifunctional materials; polymer-based materials; materials processing; surface treatments; sensors and actuators
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Interests: multifunctional materials; smart materials; energy storage; energy harvesting; sensors; actuators
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Dear Colleagues,

Smart and multifunctional materials have been extensively explored for several applications, including sensors and actuators. For this purpose, polymer-based composites incorporating different active fillers, including different types of micro and nanoparticles and ionic liquids, among others, have been developed. In particular, ionic liquids have received special attention due to their high ionic conductivity and variety of functional properties as a result of the combination of different cations and anions.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the recent advances in smart and multifunctional polymer-based materials with a particular focus on nanoparticle and ionic liquid-based polymer composites for sensor and actuator applications.

Dr. Daniela M. Correia
Dr. Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
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Keywords

  • actuators
  • multifunctional materials
  • smart materials
  • sensors
  • polymer-based composites

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Multifunctional Magnetoelectric Sensing and Bending Actuator Response of Polymer-Based Hybrid Materials with Magnetic Ionic Liquids
by Liliana C. Fernandes, Daniela M. Correia, Mohammad Tariq, José M. S. S. Esperança, Pedro Martins and Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(15), 2186; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13152186 - 27 Jul 2023
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With the evolution of the digital society, the demand for miniaturized multifunctional devices has been increasing, particularly for sensors and actuators. These technological translators allow successful interaction between the physical and digital worlds. In particular, the development of smart materials with magnetoelectric (ME) [...] Read more.
With the evolution of the digital society, the demand for miniaturized multifunctional devices has been increasing, particularly for sensors and actuators. These technological translators allow successful interaction between the physical and digital worlds. In particular, the development of smart materials with magnetoelectric (ME) properties, capable of wirelessly generating electrical signals in response to external magnetic fields, represents a suitable approach for the development of magnetic field sensors and actuators due to their ME coupling, flexibility, robustness and easy fabrication, compatible with additive manufacturing technologies. This work demonstrates the suitability of magnetoelectric (ME) responsive materials based on the magnetic ionic liquid (MIL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrachloroferrate ([Bmim][FeCl4]) and the polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE) for magnetic sensing and actuation device development. The developed sensor works in the AC magnetic field and has frequency-dependent sensitivity. The materials show voltage responses in the mV range, suitable for the development of magnetic field sensors with a highest sensitivity (s) of 76 mV·Oe−1. The high ME response (maximum ME voltage coefficient of 15 V·cm−1·Oe−1) and magnetic bending actuation (2.1 mm) capability are explained by the magnetoionic (MI) interaction and the morphology of the composites. Full article
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