Nanostructured Stearic Acid for Gas sensing applications

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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.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 624 - 627
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topicss: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5