Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Polymer Nanotechnology Chapter 7

Nanostructured Stearic Acid for Gas sensing applications

Authors: N. Hullavarad, S. Hullavarad

Affilation: University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States

Pages: 624 - 627

Keywords: polymer, gas sensor

In this paper we report the fabrication of long chain polymer molecule Stearic Acid by physical vapor deposition method. Thin films of stearic acid are characterized by X-ray diffraction for the crystalline quality and by Fourier Transform Infra-red spectroscopy to identify the functional groups and are compared to as obtained powders. The micro-nanostructures of stearic acid are characterized by scanning electron microscope technique. We demonstrate the fabrication of gas sensors based on the stearic acid thin films.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
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