Parylene conformal coating encapsulation as a method for advanced tuning of mechanical properties of an artificial hair cell

Francesco Rizzi*, Antonio Qualtieri, Lily D. Chambers, William M. Megill, Massimo De Vittorio

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Abstract

A soft Parylene conformal coating encapsulation is demonstrated to be an efficient method to control the mechanical and sensory properties of a bioinspired artificial hair cell, tuning the mechano-receptive responsivity from a sub-linear to a super-linear behaviour such as hair cells adapt to a natural environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2584-2588
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • LATERAL-LINE
  • SENSORS
  • BEAMS
  • FLEXURAL STIFFNESS

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