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Development of a Chemiresistor Sensor Based on Polymers-Dye Blend for Detection of Ethanol Vapor
AbstractThe conductive blend of the poly (3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) and polystyrene sulfonated acid (PEDOT-PSS) polymers were doped with Methyl Red (MR) dye in the acid form and were used as the basis for a chemiresistor sensor for detection of ethanol vapor. This Au│Polymers-dye blend│Au device was manufactured by chemical vapor deposition and spin-coating, the first for deposition of the metal electrodes onto a glass substrate, and the second for preparation of the organic thin film forming ~1.0 mm2 of active area. The results obtained are the following: (i) electrical resistance dependence with atmospheres containing ethanol vapor carried by nitrogen gas and humidity; (ii) sensitivity at 1.15 for limit detection of 26.25 ppm analyte and an operating temperature of 25 °C; and (iii) the sensing process is quickly reversible and shows very a low power consumption of 20 μW. The thin film morphology of ~200 nm thickness was analyzed by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), where it was observed to have a peculiarly granulometric surface favorable to adsorption. This work indicates that PEDOT-PSS doped with MR dye to compose blend film shows good performance like resistive sensor.
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Dos Reis, M.A.L.; Thomazi, F.; Del Nero, J.; Roman, L.S. Development of a Chemiresistor Sensor Based on Polymers-Dye Blend for Detection of Ethanol Vapor. Sensors 2010, 10, 2812-2820.View more citation formats
Dos Reis MAL, Thomazi F, Del Nero J, Roman LS. Development of a Chemiresistor Sensor Based on Polymers-Dye Blend for Detection of Ethanol Vapor. Sensors. 2010; 10(4):2812-2820.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dos Reis, Marcos A. L.; Thomazi, Fabiano; Del Nero, Jordan; Roman, Lucimara S. 2010. "Development of a Chemiresistor Sensor Based on Polymers-Dye Blend for Detection of Ethanol Vapor." Sensors 10, no. 4: 2812-2820.