Layers with the tensoresistive properties and their possible applications in medicine


Layers of different materials, including nanocomposites, containing carbon nanotubes, with the tensoresistive properties are discussed. The investigated layers are divided into two groups: without (group I) and with carbon nanotubes (group II). A group-I material that is the most suitable for fabrication of a tensoresistor is the elastomer with microchannel, filled with a conductive liquid. In group II, these are the (0.2 − 10)-μm-thick layers consisting of the carboxymethylcellulose matrix, filled with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (~5 wt.%). The investigated layers can be used as alternative t ensoresistors for medical applications.