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Massimo De Vittorio

73 shared publications

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Via Barsanti, 73010 Arnesano, Italy

Francesco Rizzi

45 shared publications

Center for Bio-Molecular [email protected], Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Eugenio Barsanti 14, 73010 Arnesano (LE), Italy.

Antonio Qualtieri

17 shared publications

Center for Bio-Molecular [email protected], Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Eugenio Barsanti 14, 73010 Arnesano (LE), Italy.

Francesco Guido

9 shared publications

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Via Barsanti, 73010 Arnesano, Italy

Denis Desmaƫle

4 shared publications

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Via Barsanti, 73010 Arnesano, Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Design and Fabrication by Thermal Imprint Lithography and Mechanical Characterization of a Ring-Based PDMS Soft Probe fo... Tommaso Dattoma, Antonio Qualtieri, Gianmichele Epifani, Mas... Published: 05 March 2019
Polymers, doi: 10.3390/polym11030424
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In this paper, the design, fabrication and mechanical characterization of a novel polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) soft probe for delivering and sensing forces in biological systems is proposed. On the basis of preliminary finite element (FEM) analysis, the design takes advantage of a suitable core geometry, characterized by a variable spring-like ring. The compliance of probes can be finely set in a wide range to measure forces in the micronewton to nanonewton range. In particular, this is accomplished by properly resizing the ring geometry and/or exploiting the mixing ratio-based elastic properties of PDMS. Fabrication by the thermal imprint lithography method allows fast and accurate tuning of ring sizes and tailoring of the contact section to their targets. By only varying geometrical parameters, the stiffness ranges from 1080 mNm-1 to 50 mNm-1, but by changing the base-curing agent proportion of the elastomer from 10:1 to 30:1, the stiffness drops to 37 mNm-1. With these compliances, the proposed device will provide a new experimental tool for investigating force-dependent biological functions in sensory systems.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Biocompatible, Flexible, and Compliant Energy Harvesters Based on Piezoelectric Thin Films Maria Teresa Todaro, Francesco Guido, Luciana Algieri, Vince... Published: 01 March 2018
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology, doi: 10.1109/tnano.2017.2789300
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Piezoelectric MEMS vibrational energy harvesters: Advances and outlook Maria Teresa Todaro, Francesco Guido, Vincenzo Mastronardi, ... Published: 01 November 2017
Microelectronic Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2017.10.005
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Article 0 Reads 11 Citations Biomimetics of underwater hair cell sensing Francesco Rizzi, Antonio Qualtieri, Tommaso Dattoma, Gianmic... Published: 01 January 2015
Microelectronic Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2014.10.011
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Stress-Driven Artificial Hair Cell for Flow Sensing Francesco Rizzi, Antonio Qualtieri, Lily D. Chambers, Gianmi... Published: 23 January 2014
Flow Sensing in Air and Water, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-41446-6_19
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Article 0 Reads 13 Citations Parylene-coated bioinspired artificial hair cell for liquid flow sensing Antonio Qualtieri, Francesco Rizzi, Gianmichele Epifani, And... Published: 01 October 2012
Microelectronic Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2012.07.072
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