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TitlePlasma polymers applied to chemical sensing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsPartridge, A., Harris P.D., Hirotsu T., and Kurosawa S.
JournalPlasmas and Polymers
Pagination191 - 200
Date Published2000
ISSN10840184 (ISSN)
KeywordsChemical sensing, Chemical sensors, Coatings, Doping (additives), Iodine, Monomers, Plasma polymerization, Polymeric membranes, Quartz crystal microbalances (QCM)
AbstractThe paper describes attempts to apply plasma polymers to the development of chemical sensors. The plasma polymers were used as membranes to coat conventional conducting polymer sensors, as stand-alone chemiresistive sensors and as absorbent coatings on quartz crystal microbalances. The plasma polymers were derived from combinations of pyrrole and three silicon containing monomers. In the chemiresistive sensors, conductivity was induced in the polymer matrix by doping with iodine. The paper describes the experimental polymerization conditions, the physical characteristics of the polymers, and the application of the different polymers to sensing common volatile analytes.

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