Time-Resolved Analysis of Dielectric Mirrors for Vapor Sensing

Gao S, Tang X, Langner S, Osvet A, Harreiß C, Barr M, Spiecker E, Bachmann J, Brabec C, Forberich K (2018)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2018


Publisher: American Chemical Society

Pages Range: 36398−36406

Journal Issue: 10

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b11434


Dielectric mirrors based on bilayers of polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-ran-butylene)-block-polystyrene (SEBS) and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) nanocomposites are fabricated for vapor sensing. When exposed to specific solvent vapor, the layers of dielectric mirrors can gradually swell and cause a red-shift of the reflection band. Because PVA solely responds to water and SEBS is sensitive to several different types of organic solvents, the mirrors can respond to a large variety of solvents. The dual-functional hydrophilic ZrO2 nanoparticles are introduced to not only enlarge the refractive index contrast but also increase the permeability. Time-resolved measurements show that mirrors with nanoparticles have a significantly faster response than those without nanoparticles. Moreover, the dependence on relative humidity is studied for representative solvents, and several types of solvents are selected to show the dependence on the solvent-polymer interaction parameters at typical relative humidity, which allows one to predict the responsivity and selectivity of the sensors. © 2018 American Chemical Society.

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Gao, S., Tang, X., Langner, S., Osvet, A., Harreiß, C., Barr, M.,... Forberich, K. (2018). Time-Resolved Analysis of Dielectric Mirrors for Vapor Sensing. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, 36398−36406. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b11434


Gao, Shuai, et al. "Time-Resolved Analysis of Dielectric Mirrors for Vapor Sensing." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10 (2018): 36398−36406.

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