Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been introduced the first time about 20 years ago. This polymer is worldwide used for the rapid prototyping of microfluidic device through a replica molding process. However, the great popularity of PDMS is not only related to its easy processability, but also to its chemical and physical properties. For its interesting properties, the polymer has been implied for several applications, including sensing. In this work, we investigated how to use functionalized PDMS membranes as sensing elements in optical sensors for gas detection in water samples.
1 Nov 2017
Volume: 16 Pages: 74-78
Sensing and bio-sensing research