Enhancing the performance of vanadyl phthalocyanine-based humidity sensor by varying the thickness

Roslan, Nur Adilah and Abu Bakar, Azlinda and Bawazeer, Tahani M. and Alsoufi, Mohammad S. and Alsenany, Nourah and Abdul Majid, Wan Haliza and Supangat, Azzuliani (2019) Enhancing the performance of vanadyl phthalocyanine-based humidity sensor by varying the thickness. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 279. pp. 148-156. ISSN 0925-4005

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.09.109


The effect of various active layer thicknesses (approximately 66, 80 and 90 nm) was studied on the electrical properties of a vanadyl 3,10,17,24-tetra-tert-butyl-1,8,15,22-tetrakis(dimethylamino)-29H,31H-phthalocyanine (VTP)-based capacitive humidity sensor. Along with that, characterization of the structural and film wettability are being sought to ensure that the mechanism of humidity sensing properties in the sensor is well understood, allowing a controlled production situation to be established. Using the solution processed spin coating, the sensor devices have been fabricated in the planar geometry of Al/VTP/Al, with the capacitance as a function of relative humidity levels of 1 V input. In the present study, the device with the thinnest (66 nm) VTP film has been shown to possess optimized performance with a maximum sensitivity of 9.2 pf/%RH at 500 Hz than that of thicker (80 and 90 nm) VTP films. The sensitivity of the VTP-based sensor with the thickness of approximately 80 and 90 nm are reduced to 7.7 pf/%RH and 2.55 pf/%RH, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: VTP; Capacitive humidity sensor; Wettability; Thickness
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: 15 Jan 2019 02:16
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 02:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20002

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