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An inkjet-printed chemical fuse.

Mabrook, M. F. and Pearson, C. and Petty, M. C. (2005) 'An inkjet-printed chemical fuse.', Applied physics letters., 86 (1). 013507.


Inkjet printing of the conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) doped with polystyrene sulfonated acid has been used as the basis for a sensor for organic vapors. The electrical resistance of the film was monitored as it was exposed to atmospheres containing alcohol. Ultrathin films exhibited a sharp and nonreversible increase in their resistance. This resulted from a change in the morphology of the organic layer, thereby disrupting the current flow through the polymer. An intended application for these inkjet-printed devices is in disposable handheld instruments to monitor the presence of organic vapors above a threshold level.

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Keywords:Sensor, Dioxide, Vapors, Films.
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Date deposited:08 December 2010
Date of first online publication:January 2005
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