Utility of PCDTBT polymer for the superior sensing parameters of electrical response based relative humidity sensor

Zafar, Q. and Sulaiman, K. (2016) Utility of PCDTBT polymer for the superior sensing parameters of electrical response based relative humidity sensor. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 105. pp. 45-51. ISSN 1381-5148

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.0...

Abstract

In the present study, organic polymer PCDTBT has been deposited on pair of planar aluminium (Al) electrodes to construct an integrated capacitive and impedance type humidity sensor (Al/PCDTBT/Al). The solution processable organic polymer has been deposited through a facile spin coating technique. The structural characterization and surface morphology study of active layer has been performed by XRD and AFM. The humidity sensing characteristics of the sensor have been investigated by exposing the organic active layer to various wide range relative humidity (%RH) levels (15-98%RH) at room temperature. The proposed sensor exhibits significantly higher sensitivity ~ 39.73 pF/%RH and 821.81 kΩ/%RH when operated in capacitive and impedance mode, respectively. In addition, the capacitive sensor has desirable reproducibility, narrow hysteresis (~ 5%), fast response (8 s) and reset (14 s) time. Significantly improved sensing parameters suggest that the proposed sensor may be implemented meritoriously for continuous humidity assessment in environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conjugated polymer; Porous surface morphology; Humidity adsorption-desorption; Surface type humidity sensor; Hysteresis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 04:14
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 04:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18726

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