Fully inkjet printed SnO2 gas sensor on plastic substrate
A tin dioxide (SnO2) sensor was fabricated by inkjet printing onto polyimide foil. Gold electrodes and heater were printed on each side of the substrate. A SnO2 based ink was developed by sol-gel method and jetted onto the electrodes. A final annealing at 400 degrees C compatible with the polymeric transducers allowed to synthetize the SnO2 sensing film. Electrical measurements were carried out to characterize the response of the fully printed sensors under oxidizing and reducing gases. The device was heated up at a temperature between 200 and 300 degrees C using the integrated heater. The proper operation of the full printed metal-oxide gas sensors was validated under exposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, in dry and wet air. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.