Synthesis and Characterization of Piezotronic Materials for Application in Strain/Stress Sensing

  • Ren Zhu
  • Rusen Yang

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ren Zhu, Rusen Yang
    Pages 39-52
  3. Ren Zhu, Rusen Yang
    Pages 53-62
  4. Ren Zhu, Rusen Yang
    Pages 63-63
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 65-70

About this book


This book explores the new materials and the resultant new field of piezotronics. The growth and alignment of the zinc oxide nanostructures are discussed in detail because of its wide adoption in this field and its significance in optics, health, and sensing applications. The characterization of the piezotronic effect and how to distinguish it from other similar but, fundamentally different effects, like piezoresistive effect is also considered. The huge potential in the wearable and flexible devices, as well as organic materials, is further examined. The stain/stress sensing is introduced as an example of an application with piezotronic materials.

  • Presents a comprehensive review of the new field of piezotronics;
  • Illustrates how to distinguish the piezotronic effect from other, similar physical phenomena;
  • Explains how to develop novel electronic devices with piezotronic materials;
  • Introduces the organic piezotronic materials for the first time.


Nanogenerator Piezoelectric Piezotronic Strain sensor Stress/strain sensing Ultra-sensitive strain/stress sensing

Authors and affiliations

  • Ren Zhu
    • 1
  • Rusen Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.School of Advanced Materials and NanotechnologyXidian UniversityXi’anChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70036-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70038-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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