Microdroplet based organic vapour sensor on a disposable GO-chitosan flexible substrate

Bhattacharjee, M. , Vilouras, A. and Dahiya, R. (2020) Microdroplet based organic vapour sensor on a disposable GO-chitosan flexible substrate. IEEE Sensors Journal, 20(14), pp. 7494-7502. (doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2992087)

[img]
Preview
Text
215090.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

2MB

Abstract

With rising hazardous organic vapours in the environment, the detection of volatile organic vapour compounds (VOCs) is becoming important. To this end, this paper presents a conductive droplet-based disposable sensor. Unlike conventional sensors, the droplet system is easily replaceable and is capable of detecting multiple vapours based on surface tension gradient. The chemiresistive sensor presented here is fabricated on 2.5 μm thick ultra-flexible graphene oxide-chitosan (GOC) with Pt electrodes having 60 μm gap. The electrostatic interaction and strong hydrogen bonds between GO and polysaccharide groups in chitosan provide tunable hydrophobicity and stability to the droplet. With a conductive droplet of ~10 μL of aq. NaCl as an active sensing material dispensed between the Pt electrodes, it was observed that the droplet showed 14- 21% change in resistance in the presence of VOCs. A readout circuit was also designed to get the data from the droplet sensor. The response time for the presented sensor (3-4 seconds) is significantly better than its solid-state sensor counterparts. With attractive features such as disposability, affordability and fast response the presented sensor will find applications in industrial environments, laboratories, health centres, and biomedical devices.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vilouras, Anastasios and Bhattacharjee, Mr Mitradip and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder
Authors: Bhattacharjee, M., Vilouras, A., and Dahiya, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1530-437X
ISSN (Online):1558-1748
Published Online:04 May 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors Journal 20(14): 7494-7502
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record

Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
301728Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/R029644/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
170185Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printed Tactile SKINRavinder DahiyaEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002527/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering