Langmuir-Blodgett films of composite calixarene/polyphenylsulphide compounds for ozone sensing

NABOK, A. V., HASSAN, A. K., RAY, A. K., TRAVIS, J. R., HOFTON, M. and DALLEY, A. (2000). Langmuir-Blodgett films of composite calixarene/polyphenylsulphide compounds for ozone sensing. IEE Proceedings. Science Measurement and Technology, 147 (4), 153-157.

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Composite Langmuir-Blodgett films of polyphenylsulphide/calix-4-resorcinarene (PPS/C-4-RA) with different molar ratios were deposited on quartz crystals and silicon wafers. Using ellipsometric and quartz-crystal microbalance methods, the thickness and mass of the film were found to increase linearly with the number of deposited layers. An optimal molar ratio for the deposition of C-4-RA/PPS films was found to be about 1/3, yielding a thickness of 9,25nm/layer and frequency changes of 1.5kHz/layer corresponding to surface concentration of PPS of 2 . 10(22)m(-2). The frequency of C-4-RA/PPS-coated quartz crystals decreases with time on exposure to ozone. Both the mass gain and concentration of oxygen appearing in the film during oxidation were calculated. The highest response was observed for LB films with the C-4-RA/PPS molar ratio of 1/3. An average ozone concentration of 0.5ppm was recorded by QCM transducers near a standard photocopier.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
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Page Range: 153-157
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 15:47
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:30

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