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Main Title: Development and Characterization of a Novel Low-Cost Water-Level and Water Quality Monitoring Sensor by Using Enhanced Screen Printing Technology with PEDOT:PSS
Author(s): Wang, Bei
Bäuscher, Manuel
Hu, Xiaodong
Wöhrmann, Markus
Becker, Katharina
Jürgensen, Nils
Hubl, Moritz
Mackowiak, Piotr
Schneider-Ramelow, Martin
Lang, Klaus-Dieter
Ngo, Ha-Duong
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: A novel capacitive sensor for measuring the water-level and monitoring the water quality has been developed in this work by using an enhanced screen printing technology. A commonly used environment-friendly conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly (styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) for conductive sensors has a limited conductivity due to its high sheet resistance. A physical treatment performed during the printing process has reduced the sheet resistance of printed PEDOT:PSS on polyethylenterephthalat (PET) substrate from 264.39 Ω/sq to 23.44 Ω/sq. The adhesion bonding force between printed PEDOT:PSS and the substrate PET is increased by using chemical treatment and tested using a newly designed adhesive peeling force test. Using the economical conductive ink PEDOT:PSS with this new physical treatment, our capacitive sensors are cost-efficient and have a sensitivity of up to 1.25 pF/mm.
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2020
Date Available: 19-Jun-2020
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): water-level sensor
water quality monitoring
adhesive peeling force test
screen printing
conductive polymer
capacitive sensor
Journal Title: Micromachines
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 11
Issue: 5
Article Number: 474
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/mi11050474
EISSN: 2072-666X
Appears in Collections:Forschungsschwerpunkt Technologien der Mikroperipherik » Publications

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