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Mechanical Actuation of Conducting Polymer in the Presence of Organic Vapor Stimulus

Mallya, Ashwini N and Ramamurthy, Praveen C (2017) Mechanical Actuation of Conducting Polymer in the Presence of Organic Vapor Stimulus. In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 17 (11). pp. 3391-3397.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2017.2695569


In this paper, the mechanical actuation of conducting polymer film when exposed to a specific analyte is analyzed. This measurement of actuation could be used as sensing apparatus. A conducting polymer-carbon black composite sensor shows good selectivity for toluene vapors. The interaction between the conducting polymer and toluene vapors is because of the solubility interactions. The solubility-based interaction would also result in a volumetric change of the polymer film which in turn would alter the conductivity of the sensor film. Here laser Doppler vibrometry, a non-contact method, is used to investigate the average displacement in a direction normal to film produced by the absorption of the vapors and hence detect the volumetric change. Therefore, this paper shows sensing action by conducting polymer composite can be detected by measuring the displacement produced during analyte vapor absorption.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2017 04:38
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2017 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57147

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