Inkjet printed chemical sensors

F. Villani, I.A. Grimaldi, T. Polichetti, E. Massera, A. De Girolamo Del Mauro, G. Di Francia

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Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) represent a new class of sensing materials for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) detection. These materials can be simply processed by inkjet printing (IJP) technique, an emerging technology that has assumed a key role in the field of electronics wherever replacing conventional rigid substrates with flexible ones is required. In the present work, we fabricated PNCs chemical sensors inkjet printing a polystyrene (PS)/carbon black (CB) composite based ink on different substrates, flexible and not, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), glass and alumina. The sensors responses have been analyzed upon exposure to acetone organic vapors and compared in terms of sensitivity, response time and limit of detection. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2010 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


Conference15th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2010
Period1/1/11 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Villani, F., Grimaldi, I. A., Polichetti, T., Massera, E., De Girolamo Del Mauro, A., & Di Francia, G. (2011). Inkjet printed chemical sensors. Paper presented at 15th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2010, Italy.