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Inkjet Printed Chemical Sensors

  • F. Villani
  • I. A. Grimaldi
  • T. Polichetti
  • E. Massera
  • A. De Girolamo Del Mauro
  • G. Di Francia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 91)

Abstract

Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) represent a new class of sensing materials for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection. These materials can be simply processed by inkjet printing (IJP) technique, an emerging technology that has assumed a key role in the field of electronics wherever replacing conventional rigid substrates with flexible ones is required. In the present work, we fabricated PNCs chemical sensors inkjet printing a polystyrene (PS)/carbon black (CB) composite based ink on different substrates, flexible and not, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), glass and alumina. The sensors responses have been analyzed upon exposure to acetone organic vapors and compared in terms of sensitivity, response time and limit of detection.

Keywords

Carbon Black Chemical Sensor Polyethylene Terephthalate Polymer Nanocomposites Inkjet Printing 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the TRIPODE project (DM 20160) financed by the Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (MUR).

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Villani
    • 1
  • I. A. Grimaldi
    • 1
  • T. Polichetti
    • 1
  • E. Massera
    • 1
  • A. De Girolamo Del Mauro
    • 1
  • G. Di Francia
    • 1
  1. 1.ENEA Research CenterP.le E. Fermi 1Portici (Na)Italy

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