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Capacitive pH-Sensors using pH sensitive polymer
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (IFM)
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project aims in building a new experimental setup for capacitive measurements of a pH-Sensor. PAA-IOA (Poly Acrylic Acid co – Iso Octyl Acrylate) is the dielectric material over the in-plane interdigitated gold electrodes where PAA IOA acts as an H+ ion sensing layer. The changes in the capacitance of the sensor when the sensor is dipped into different pH solutions will be quantized accordingly. The dipping setup is built in such a way that the electrodes (containing the polymer layer) can be easily dipped into different pH liquids and to eliminate any contact between the polymer and set-up (e.g. pressure effects on the sensor). From the setup it is visible that the gold electrodes are not subjected to any external force as in the case of the setup used previously. Three phases of experiments have been used in this project to get a clear view on the working principle of the polymer. The effect of pH is only considered in this project, as we already have the evidences for the salt sensitiveness of PAA IOA from the work done in the past. The influence of various pH on polymer is observed as capacitance measurements. Response time is more than 5 minutes for PAA IOA. ∆C decreases with frequency and frequency choice depends on application/electronics. The degree of other ions influence is not clear but they have a minor influence in the resistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 56 p.
Capacitive pH Sensors, pH Sensors, Capacitive Sensors & Sensors.
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16279ISRN: LITH-IFM-A-EX--08/2031-- SEOAI: diva2:133543
2008-09-25, Fermi Jordan, Linköpings University Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2009-01-13 Created: 2009-01-12 Last updated: 2009-01-13Bibliographically approved

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