In this work, we investigate the effect of humidity variations on the sensing performance of Pd-graphene (GR) based devices. Palladium nanoparticles are directly synthetized onto GR sheets by microwave irradiation; the optimal palladium coverage results into a sensitive and fast hydrogen device. The dynamic conductance changes exposed to different hydrogen concentrations from 2.5 to 0.2% are displayed at room temperature, using humidified air as carrier gas at different Relative Humidity (RH) levels. The results show how the sensing curves in low humidity conditions have higher sensitivity with respect to humid environment. On the other hand, dry conditions negatively affect the sensing layer stability over time while humid conditions preserve the material.

Effect of humidity on the hydrogen sensing in graphene based devices

Alfano B.;Massera E.;Polichetti T.;Miglietta M. L.;Di Francia G.
2019

Abstract

In this work, we investigate the effect of humidity variations on the sensing performance of Pd-graphene (GR) based devices. Palladium nanoparticles are directly synthetized onto GR sheets by microwave irradiation; the optimal palladium coverage results into a sensitive and fast hydrogen device. The dynamic conductance changes exposed to different hydrogen concentrations from 2.5 to 0.2% are displayed at room temperature, using humidified air as carrier gas at different Relative Humidity (RH) levels. The results show how the sensing curves in low humidity conditions have higher sensitivity with respect to humid environment. On the other hand, dry conditions negatively affect the sensing layer stability over time while humid conditions preserve the material.
978-3-030-04323-0
978-3-030-04324-7
Graphene; Hydrogen detection; Metal decoration
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