Ink-jet printing technique in polymer/carbon black sensing device fabrication

F. Loffredo, A. De Girolamo Del Mauro, G. Burrasca, V. La Ferrara, L. Quercia, E. Massera, G. Di Francia, D. Della Sala

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Here we report on ink-jet manufactured chemical sensors based on polymer-carbon black composites. Both sensing elements and electrical contacts have been made by ink-jet on alumina substrates. Filler dispersions, films morphology, electrical properties and time stability of devices have been investigated. Sensors have been tested at increasing acetone and toluene concentrations in air at room temperature. Their behaviour is compared to devices whose electric contacts have been made by a photolithographic process and the sensing film deposited by casting or ink-jet. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421 - 429
Number of pages9
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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Loffredo, F., Mauro, A. D. G. D., Burrasca, G., La Ferrara, V., Quercia, L., Massera, E., ... Sala, D. D. (2009). Ink-jet printing technique in polymer/carbon black sensing device fabrication. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 143(1), 421 - 429.