Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 11, 137–147, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-11-137-2022
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 11, 137–147, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-11-137-2022
Regular research article
06 May 2022
Regular research article | 06 May 2022

Improving the electrical and structural stability of highly piezoresistive nickel–carbon sensor thin films

Günter Schultes et al.

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We develop sensor material to effectively transform mechanical force or torque into an electrical resistance. A new type of thin films containing nickel and carbon has a significantly higher output and is thus very advantageous. But so far, the electrical resistance lacks stability. We therefore investigate how to stabilize the material and show that the partial replacement of nickel by the element chromium solves the problem. The optimized sensor films are now suitable for widespread use.