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Contact-Printing of Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Chemical Sensing Applications

Nunez, Carlos Garcia; Manjakkal, Libu; Liu, Fengyuan; Dahiya, Ravinder


Carlos Garcia Nunez

Fengyuan Liu

Ravinder Dahiya


This paper presents a new method for printing zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) and their analysis for chemical sensing applications. High-crystal quality ZnO NWs are synthesized by chemical vapour transport (CVT) technique and directly transferred and aligned on a glass substrate by using contact-printing technique. With an accurate control of the contact-printing parameters such as load and speed over the entire printing process, a highly uniform, dense and well-aligned NWs layers are obtained on the desired substrate over large areas. The validity of the ZnO NWs as chemical sensing material is demonstrated by carrying out both cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic measurements in different pH solutions. Results demonstrate a high stability of ZnO NWs to basic solutions (i.e. )., which shows their suitability for applications such as sweat or water quality monitoring sensors.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2018 IEEE Sensors
Start Date Oct 28, 2018
End Date Oct 31, 2018
Acceptance Date Dec 27, 2018
Publication Date 2018-10
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords ZnO Nanowires, Chemical Sensors, pH Sensors, Contact-printing, Nanowire Assembly
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