Fabrication and characterization of sensitive polymer (nano)composites

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We report on the fabrication process of a polymer sensing device based on a thin film composite obtained by spinning or casting a carbon fillers/thermoplastic polymer dispersion on a glass substrates. In this work we produce thin composite films characterized by different grade of dispersion of carbon black in polymer matrix (Poly(methyl-methacrylate), Poly(2 hydroxy-ethyl-methacrylate) and atactic poly(styrene)). We discuss, in particular the effect of the polymer and filler characteristics on the thin film morphology. Device material response towards different analytes will be also discussed. Size distribution of filler in polymer suspension and deposition method type strongly influence homogeneity and conductivity of corresponding polymer composite films and finally their sensor properties. © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139 - 146
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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