Feel the Pressure 3

Feel the Pressure 3

Neil Jia, David Mankus, Qiyun Gao, Michelle Zong, Abigail Lytton-Jean, Carlo Giovanni Traverso

Koch Institute at MIT, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

 These are anti-static foams used to detect mechanical pressure. We want to understand the microstructure of the foam to understand how it reflects mechanical pressure into resistance change.  The porous structure verifies the hypothesis that the reduction of resistance upon a mechanical pressure applied is due to the creation of more contacting points in the material.

three horizontally tiled layers of web-like structures at various scales, in purple, green, and brown

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