SWCNTs-based nanocomposites as sensitive coatings for advanced fiber optic chemical nanosensors

M. Consales, A. Crescitelli, M. Penza, P. Aversa, M. Giordano, A. Cutolo, A. Cusano

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In this work, the feasibility of exploiting novel Cadmium Arachidate (CdA)/single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) based composites as sensitive coatings for the development of robust and high performances optoelectronic chemosensors able to work in liquid environments has been investigated and proved. Here, nano-composite sensing layers have been transferred upon the distal end of standard optical fibers by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique. Reflectance measurements have been carried out to monitor ppm concentration of chemicals in water through the changes in the optical and geometrical features of the sensing overlay induced by the interaction with the analyte molecules. Preliminary experimental results evidence that such nanoscale coatings integrated with the optical fiber technology offers great potentialities for the room temperature detection of chemical traces in water and lead to significant improvements of the traditional fiber optic sensors based on SWCNTs layers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Sensors 2008 - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


ConferenceOptical Sensors 2008
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Consales, M., Crescitelli, A., Penza, M., Aversa, P., Giordano, M., Cutolo, A., & Cusano, A. (2008). SWCNTs-based nanocomposites as sensitive coatings for advanced fiber optic chemical nanosensors. Paper presented at Optical Sensors 2008, France. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.781367