Recently, Park Company received a group of exciting good news:tanpeng, a member of Professor zhouxuechang’s team from Shenzhen University, made a breakthrough in material science research by using Park NX10 AFM. This important research progress was included in nature communications, a comprehensive academic journal under Nature Publishing Group this year. The title of the research paper is”solution processable, soft, self-adaptive, and conductive polymer composites for soft Electronics”.
As we all know, soft electronics is developing from medical monitoring to medical implantation. However, poor adhesion strength and significant mechanical mismatch will inevitably lead to device interface failure. Therefore, it is very important to design and develop new self-adhesive conductive polymer materials with excellent properties. Park NX10 AFM plays an important role in this scientific research.
Park NX10 AFM is a precise, efficient, easy to operate and scientific research friendly testing tool launched by park company. The system can be used to characterize the physical properties of self-adhesive conductive polymer composites, and the surface morphology, roughness and height of the materials can be obtained.”The true non-contact mode of Park nx10afm allows us to determine the exact topographic information without damaging the probe and modifying the sample surface. The data analysis software xei matching with Park NX10 AFM can be used to collect and analyze the physical and structural characterization data of self-adhesive conductive polymer composites in the nano scale, and evaluate the average height, diameter, surface roughness and other parameters of conductive films, which further helps us The effect of the concentration of supramolecular solvents on the electrical properties of polymer materials was evaluated and analyzed. Therefore, AFM can help us better understand and optimize the performance of self-adhesive conductive polymer materials.” In our relevant interview, Tan Peng, the winner of parkafm scholarship, said so.
It is reported that Professor zhouxuechang’s team, where Mr. Tan Peng is a member, adopted the method of doping biocompatible supramolecular solvent (SMS) into rigid and non viscous pedot:pss composites β- A self-adhesive conductive polymer (SACP) composite for flexible electronics was developed by using cyclodextrin and citric acid. The material has low modulus (56.1-401.9 kPa), high tensile strength (700%), high interfacial adhesion (lap shear strength > 1.2 MPa) and high conductivity (1-37 s/cm). The team demonstrated the manufacturing of self-adhesive conductive polymer electrodes based on the solution process. The manufacturing can be used in various soft devices, including AC light-emitting devices, EMG monitoring, and a visual EMG signal integration system. Because of its good characteristics, this self-adhesive conductive polymer can be further developed into wearable and comfortable bioelectronic devices, so that the physiological electrical signals of human body can be read and displayed in daily activities. This scientific research progress undoubtedly gave the medical community a shot in the arm and brought new possibilities and good news for future medical applications.