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Chemosensors 2018, 6(4), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemosensors6040063

Fluorinated Chromium Phthalocyanine Thin Films: Characterization and Ammonia Vapor Detection

Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Babylon, Babylon 51002, Iraq
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Received: 12 November 2018 / Revised: 28 November 2018 / Accepted: 3 December 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thin Film Based Sensors)
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Thin films of fluorinated chromium phthalocyanine were prepared using spin coating techniques and annealed at 100, 200, 300, and 400 °C. The prepared films were investigated using UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The band gap characteristics were evaluated to study the difference electronic transitions between the prepared thin films under different annealing temperatures. Films were exposed to ammonia vapor in a concentration range of 40–100 ppm to demonstrate the gas sensing activity of prepared devices. Resistance versus voltage behavior was investigated upon the exposure of ammonia gas and the samples show an increase in the resistance towards the existence of ammonia molecules. The dependency of the sensors on time was studied to evaluate the response and recovery time, which were found to be 10 and 13 s respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: thin films; sensor; phthalocyanine; Atomic force microscope; band gap; ammonia thin films; sensor; phthalocyanine; Atomic force microscope; band gap; ammonia
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Banimuslem, H.A.; Kadem, B.Y. Fluorinated Chromium Phthalocyanine Thin Films: Characterization and Ammonia Vapor Detection. Chemosensors 2018, 6, 63.

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