Multifunctional Balloon Catheter

Multifunctional Balloon CatheterMaterials that integrate directly with the thin elastic membranes of otherwise conventional balloon catheters can provide diverse, multimodal functionality suitable for clinical use. As examples, we present sensors for measuring temperature, flow, tactile, optical and electrophysiological data, together with radiofrequency electrodes for controlled, local ablation of tissue. Use of such 'instrumented' balloon catheters in live animal models illustrates their operation, as well as their specific utility in cardiac ablation therapy.

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89. Yan Wang, Tianzeng Hong, Liu Wang, Gang Li, Ningning Bai, Chunhua Li, Peng Lu, Minkun Cai, Zhigang Wu, Nanshu Lu, Bo Yu, Jianming Zhang*, Chuan Fei Guo*Epidermal electrode with enhanced breathability and high sensing performance. Materials Today Physics 12100191 (2020)
 
88. Wenda Zhao, Shaolan Li, Biying Xu, Xiangxing Yang, Xiyuan Tang, Linxiao Shen, Nanshu Lu, David Z. Pan and Nan Sun*. A 0.025-mm2 0.8-V 78.5-dB SNDR VCO-Based Sensor Readout Circuit in a Hybrid PLL-ΔΣM Structure. IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits 55, 3 (2020).
 
87. Christopher J. Brennan, Kalhan Koul, Nanshu Lu*, Edward Yu*. Out-of-plane electromechanical coupling in transition metal dichalcogenides. Applied Physics Letters 116, 053101 (2020).
 
86. Zhaohe Dai, Daniel A. Sanchez, Christopher J. Brennan, Nanshu Lu*. Radial Buckle Delamination around 2D Material Tents. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 137, 103843 (2020).
 
85. Hongwoo Jang, Zhaohe Dai, Kyoung-Ho Ha, Shideh Kabiri Ameri, and Nanshu Lu*. Stretchability of PMMA-supported CVD graphene and of its electrical contacts. 2D Materials 7, 014003 (2020).