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Toncelli, C,Arzhakova, OV,Dolgova, A,Volynskii, AL,Kerry, JP,Papkovsky, DB
2014
March
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Phosphorescent oxygen sensors produced by spot-crazing of polyphenylenesulfide films
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POLY(PHENYLENE SULFIDE) SOL-GEL POLYMER MATRIX THIN-FILM NANOCOMPOSITES CRYSTALLINITY FOOD
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Phosphorescent oxygen sensors based on PtBP and PdBP dyes encapsulated in polyphenylenesulfide (PPS) films by the spot-crazing method are described. The new polymer matrix enables simple, one-step production of discrete, high-performance O-2 sensors using a low toxicity solvent 2-butanone, low overall strain (8%), low amounts of solvent and precise spatial control. The resulting nano-structured sensor materials display markedly enhanced brightness, high photo-, mechanical and chemical stability. Their structural and physico-chemical properties were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), optical microscopy and phosphorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (PLIM). The PPS sensors show a high degree of lateral and in-depth homogeneity on the micro-and macro-scale, as revealed by confocal microscopy, linear Stern-Volmer plots and single-exponential decays. Operating in phosphorescence lifetime mode, optimised sensors show stable O-2 calibrations in the range of 0.1-100 kPa O-2, low temperature dependence (linear in the range 10-50 degrees C), low cross-sensitivity to humidity and high reproducibility (RSD 1.5% at 21 kPa and 0.5% at zero O-2). This technology facilitates the production of low-cost disposable O-2 sensors and their integration in large scale industrial applications such as packaging.
10.1039/c4tc01390e
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