Flexible Hybrid Sensors

Project Title: Flexible Hybrid Sensors Devices for Gas, Temperature, Humidity and Ions Detection.

Project Description: The aim of this research project, conducted in collaboration with the researchers of the Center of Materials and Microsystem (CMM) at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), is to develop a flexible and printed gas, temperature and humidity sensor employing different printing techniques suitable for the deposition on flexible substrates, and to finally build a flexible printed sensors array. Different prototypes of the sensors will be developed and characterized, focusing on metal oxide (MOx)-coated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a sensing material. The sensing material is deposited on microheaters developed at FBK in Trento using spray deposition, whereas the CNTs are coated with the MOx using magnetron sputtering. The sensitivity of different materials and preparations will be studied in relation to sensitivity to different gases.

Project Collaborators:
Andrea Gaiardo, Center for Materials and Microsystems, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy.

Project Funding:
The project is funded by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK).

For more information please contact Asma Mushtaq and Dr. Enrico Avancini.