Title

Designing and development of polyvinylpyrrolidone-tungsten trioxide (PVP-WO3) nanocomposite conducting film for highly sensitive, stable, and room temperature humidity sensing

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing

Publication Date

11-1-2021

Abstract

In the present research work, highly sensitive, stable, capacitive type humidity sensor based on polyvinylpyrrolidone and tungsten trioxide (PVP/WO3) nanocomposite was successfully developed. The sensing materials were prepared by using simple ultrasonication method and were characterized systematically through Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Drop casting technique was used to develop sensing device using interdigitated copper electrode. Humidity sensing properties of PVP/WO3 nanocomposite sensors were investigated thoroughly and compared with pure PVP and WO3 sensors. It was observed that the humidity sensor with 20 wt% WO3 content showed high response of 44.73 nF/%RH, short response (10 s) and recovery time (15 s) as compared to pristine PVP and WO3 sensor. Low hysteresis value of 1.3 % was observed for PVP/WO3 20 wt% nanocomposite sensor along with excellent stability and repeatability.

ISSN

1369-8001

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

134

Disciplines

Engineering

Keywords

Capacitance, Humidity sensor, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Tungsten trioxide

Scopus ID

85109012140

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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