A nafion coated capacitive humidity sensor on a flexible PET substrate

Christos Sapsanis, Ulrich Buttner, Hesham Omran, Youssef Belmabkhout, Osama Shekhah, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Khaled N. Salama

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This paper reports a simple and low-cost technique for fabricating low-power capacitive humidity sensors without the use of a cleanroom environment. A maskless laser engraving system was utilized to fabricate two different gold electrode structures, interdigitated electrodes and Hilbert's fifth-order fractal. The capacitive structures were implemented on a flexible PET substrate. The usage of Nafion, a well-known polymer for its hydrophilic properties as a sensing film, was attempted on the PET and outperformed the current efforts in flexible substrates. Its humidity sensing properties were evaluated in an automated gas setup with a relative humidity (RH %) ranging from 15% to 95 %.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781509009169
StatePublished - Mar 7 2017

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