Bioinspired carbon nanotube fuzzy fiber hair sensor for air-flow detection

Matthew R. Maschmann, Gregory J. Ehlert, Benjamin T. Dickinson, David M. Phillips, Cody W. Ray, Greg W. Reich, Jeffery W. Baur

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Artificial hair sensors consisting of a piezoresistive carbon-nanotube- coated glass fiber embedded in a microcapillary are assembled and characterized. Individual sensors resemble a hair plug that may be integrated in a wide range of host materials. The sensors demonstrate an air-flow detection threshold of less than 1 m/s with a piezoresistive sensitivity of 1.3% per m/s air-flow change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3230-3234
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 28 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • artificial hair
  • carbon nanotubes
  • piezoresistances
  • sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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