INKJET PRINTING OF A GAS SENSOR

1 Dmonte David John
Co-authors:
1 Šuly Pavol 1 Antoš Jan 1 Urbánek Pavel 1 Kuřitka Ivo
Institution:
1 Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic, EU ,dmonte@utb.cz
Conference:
11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 16th - 18th 2019
Proceedings:
Proceedings 11th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
526-530
ISBN:
978-80-87294-95-6
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
1st April 2020
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Abstract

This contribution deals with preparation of functional interdigited flexible sensors for room temperature operation. The fabrication comprises the utilization of promising technology such as inkjet printing and the deposition of copper(II) acetylacetonate as a ultrathin sensing layer. The inks were prepared by dispersion formation in co-solvent system. The ink composition was developed on the basis of viscosity and surface tension optimization by the addition of polymeric steric surfactant. The printing process was optimized with the help of non-dimensional criteria. To obtain the best possible shape and resolution various parameters such as surface modification, thermal reduction atmosphere, annealing condition, setting of inkjet printer, Ink concentration and viscosity, sheet resistance were investigated. Printed pattern and motifs were characterized by profilometry, microscopy and by resistance measurement to further enhance the quality of printing. The sensitivity of the prepared sensors was demonstrated and studied by measuring the response to saturated vapors at room temperature to improve sensor performance by optimization. Obtained sensitivity of prepared sensors is very promising for detection of organic vapor detection at room temperature. Moreover, other big promising advantage of prepared sensors is their flexibility.

Keywords: Gas sensor, Inkjet printing, Room temperature
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