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A Solution-Based Temperature Sensor Using the Organic Compound CuTsPc

Low Dimensional Materials Research Centre, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9878-9888;
Received: 6 March 2014 / Revised: 26 April 2014 / Accepted: 15 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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An electrochemical cell using an organic compound, copper (II) phthalocyanine-tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt (CuTsPc,) has been fabricated and investigated as a solution-based temperature sensor. The capacitance and resistance of the ITO/CuTsPc solution/ITO chemical cell has been characterized as a function of temperature in the temperature range of 25–80 °C. A linear response with minimal hysteresis is observed. The fabricated temperature sensor has shown high consistency and sensitive response towards a specific range of temperature values. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrochemical; temperature sensor; copper phthalocyanine electrochemical; temperature sensor; copper phthalocyanine

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Abdullah, S.M.; Ahmad, Z.; Sulaiman, K. A Solution-Based Temperature Sensor Using the Organic Compound CuTsPc. Sensors 2014, 14, 9878-9888.

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