Design and fabrication of sensitive carbon nanotubes/PMMA film for acetone vapour detection
by Roghayeh Ghasempour, Azam Iraji zad, Mohammad Reza Hormozi Nezhad
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM), Vol. 5, No. 3/4, 2010

Abstract: We present gas sensing property of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) composite as the active element for acetone vapour detection at room temperature. The polymeric films were formed by spin coating method on SiO2 substrates. Then they were activated by dropping the CNTs suspension in acetone on the PMMA films. The CNT/PMMA films were characterised by SEM, TEM and Raman spectroscopy. Variation of film's electrical resistance after exposure polar and non-polar gases is utilised as the principle of gas sensing. The experimental results showed that the samples present chemical selectivity and reversibility toward polar gases especially acetone vapour.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Jul-2010

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