, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 1345–1350 | Cite as

Characteristics of MEH-PPV/Si and MEH-PPV/PS Heterojunctions as NO2 Gas Sensors

  • Nada K. Abbas
  • Isam M. Ibrahim
  • Manal A. Saleh
Original Paper


In this work, novel MEH-PPV/Si and MEH-PPV/PS heterojunction gas sensors were fabricated and characterized. The sensitivity and response time were measured at different operating temperatures (30, 100, 200 °C). The results showed that the maximum sensitivity of the MEH-PPV/Si device to NO2 gas is 16% at room temperature, while the maximum value of 74% was measured at 200 °C. Also, the results showed that the MEH-PPV/PS device has better sensitivity for NO2 gas compared to MEH-PPV/Si.


Organic heterojunction MEH-PPV Gas sensor Conductive polymers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nada K. Abbas
    • 1
  • Isam M. Ibrahim
    • 2
  • Manal A. Saleh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, College of Science for WomenUniversity of BaghdadBaghdadIraq
  2. 2.Department of Physics, College of ScienceUniversity of BaghdadBaghdadIraq

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