Embedding 1D Conducting Channels into 3D Isoporous Polymer Films for High Performance Humidity Sensing
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Chemical Engineering Program
Laboratory of Nano Oxides for Sustainable Energy
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Online Publication Date2018-08-01
Print Publication Date2018-08-27
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AbstractIsoporous block copolymer (BCP) films have received exponential interest as highly selective membranes, stemming from their unique morphological features, but their applications in functional devices remain to be realized. Here, we demonstrate for the first time efficient incorporation of single-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) into isoporous block copolymer films for chemiresistive sensing at room temperature. Leveraging the efficient charge extraction ability of CNTs together with nanochannel arrays aligned perpendicular to the surface of the films, we achieved an ultrafast response time of 0.3 s for humidity detection with a sensor response of ~800 on changing humidity from 10% to 95%. Furthermore, the sensor responds efficiently to various organic vapors, underscoring its promising detection capability.
CitationShevate R, Haque MA, Akhtar FH, Villalobos LF, Wu T, et al. (2018) Embedding 1D Conducting Channels into 3D Isoporous Polymer Films for High-Performance Humidity Sensing. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57: 11218–11222. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201804656.
SponsorsResearch reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Figures 2 b, 4, and the Table of Contents image was created by Xavier Pita, scientific illustrator at KAUST.