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Type: 
Conference
Description: 
In this paper, investigation on novel hybrid poly (3-hexylthiophene)-ZnO nanocomposite thin films and their gas sensing electrical characterization is reported. Nanocomposite films were studied by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and their sensing properties were characterized by volt-amperometric technique. All films contain typical peaks of pure P3HT however, several differences in the absorption bands of nanocomposites were observed at 820 cm-1, 796 cm-1, 748 cm-1 confirming the presence of the ZnO incorporated therein. The morphology, analyzed by SEM showed uniform thin films. Nanocomposite solutions were deposited on the alumina substrate prepatterned with Pt contacts and heater to form sensor. Sensors sensitivity were tested toward NO2 (100 ppb-5 ppm), NH3 (25 ppm) and CO (500 ppm) and ethanol (500 ppm) diluted in humid air (50% RH). Sensors showed a high relative …
Publisher: 
IEEE
Publication date: 
22 Oct 2006
Authors: 

C Baratto, G Faglia, M Ferroni, G Sberveglieri, MZ Atashbar, E Hrehorova

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Pages: 452-455
Origin: 
SENSORS, 2006 IEEE