UCT Silane Cited in Robotic Paper

July 5th, 2016 Sample Preparation News

In the field of human animatronics, the use of specialty chemicals must be of the highest quality due to the degree of precision for the electronics and the engineering that is employed. UCT Inc., is recognized around the world by scientists working in the field of miniaturization of robotics and rightly turn to UCT as the premier manufacturer of the finest specialty silanes. In a paper authored by L. Dhakar et al published in the journal Nano Energy ((2016) 19: 532-540), it details the procedure for developing a novel, flexible, low cost and wearable self-powered motion sensor to detect human finger motion for static positions and dynamic motion. As the finger moves to different positions, the capacitance between finger skin and the device electrode changes. The device uses this change in capacitive coupling with human skin (epidermis) to measure the static and dynamic positions of the finger. Here, the scientists employed the specialty silane compound (tridecafluoro-1,1,2,2-tetrahydrooctyl)-1-trichlorosilane obtained from UCT to reduce the adhesion of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) with wafer during the peeling off process of the fabrication of the robotic device. This report demonstrates that when scientists require the very best silanes for their research, they turn to UCT for materials of the very finest quality.

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