High sensitivity flexible Lamb-wave humidity sensors with a graphene oxide sensing layer

Xuan, Weipeng, He, Xingli, Chen, Jinkai, Wang, Wenbo, Wang, Xiaozhi, Xu, Yang, Xu, Zhen, Fu, Y. Q. and Luo, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0310-2443 (2015) High sensitivity flexible Lamb-wave humidity sensors with a graphene oxide sensing layer. Nanoscale, 7. pp. 7430-7436. ISSN 2040-3364

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Abstract

This paper reports high performance flexible Lamb wave humidity sensors with a graphene oxide sensing layer. The devices were fabricated on piezoelectric ZnO thin films deposited on flexible polyimide substrates. Two resonant peaks, namely the zero order antisymmetric (A0) and symmetric (S0) mode Lamb waves, were observed and fitted well with the theoretical analysis and modelling. With graphene oxide microflakes as the sensing layer, the sensing performance of both wave modes was investigated. The humidity sensitivity of the A0 mode is 145.83 ppm per %RH (at humidity 85%RH), higher than that of S0 mode of 89.35 ppm per %RH. For the first time, we have demonstrated that the flexible humidity sensors work as usual without noticeable deterioration in performance even under severe bending conditions up to 1500 με. Also the sensors showed an excellent stability upon repeated bending for thousand times. All the results demonstrated that the Lamb wave flexible humidity sensors have a great potential for application in flexible electronics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 15:18
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1586

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