Electrical and optical characterization of polymer nanocomposites swelling

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In this work, polymer layers used in the fabrication of chemical sensors are characterized by means of an optical method based on white light interferometry. The study focuses on poly (hydroxy ethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) and on nanocomposite Carbon black/PHEMA layers commonly used in chemical sensor technology for VOCs measurements. The response of nanocomposite PHEMA/CB layer upon exposure to vapour solvents is investigated in terms of film expansion and compared to the swelling properties of the PHEMA layer. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th International Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


Conference4th International Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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