Design optimization and stability enhancement of modified inter-digital capacitive humidity transducer with cobalt ferrite nanoparticles as dielectric

Published on 2019-12-03T13:09:10Z (GMT) by
<div><p>A modified inter-digital capacitive (IDC) transducer for relative humidity (RH) measurement is fabricated by coating a thick film of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) on the structure. The effective capacitance of the sensor, measured at 1MHz, increases with RH at room temperature. The RH sensing characteristics of PVA coated IDC transducer are analysed in terms of its sensitivity, dynamic range, frequency response, repeatability and recovery time. It is found that the stability of such a PVA based RH transducer improves remarkably by diffusing nanoparticles of CoFe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> in the PVA layer. A standard deviation of ± 0.05 and ± 0.01 for a sensitive layer with pure PVA and PVA-CoFe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> combination respectively results in a measurement error of ± 0.005 and ± 0.003.</p></div>

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Paul, Jiss; Philip, Jacob (2019): Design optimization and stability enhancement of modified inter-digital capacitive humidity transducer with cobalt ferrite nanoparticles as dielectric. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://sage.figshare.com/collections/Design_optimization_and_stability_enhancement_of_modified_inter-digital_capacitive_humidity_transducer_with_cobalt_ferrite_nanoparticles_as_dielectric/4767311