Tampere University of Technology

TUTCRIS Research Portal

Inkjet-printed, flexible, high performance, carbon nanomaterial based sensors for ammonia and DMMP gas detection

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2015: "Freedom Through Microwaves", EuMW 2015 - Conference Proceedings; 2015 45th European Microwave Conference Proceedings, EuMC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870392
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


Conference45th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2015


In this paper, we report the most sensitive inkjet printed reduced graphene oxide based ammonia sensor as well as the first inkjet printed carbon nanotube based dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) vapor sensor to date. The processes utilized to fabricate the sensors, including substrate surface modification, inclusion of porosity enhancing nanospheres and chemical functionalization, are outlined. The testing set-up and protocols are described and finally the measurement results are shown with displayed sensitivities of 8.5% for 30 ppm of ammonia and 5% for 2.5 ppm of DMMP. These results may set the foundation for fully inkjet printed, conformal, 'zero-power' and low cost ubiquitous wireless multi-gas motes.