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One-Step Surface Doping of Organic Nanofibers to Achieve High Dark Conductivity and Chemiresistor Sensing of Amines

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posted on 28.08.2013, 00:00 authored by Helin Huang, Dustin E. Gross, Xiaomei Yang, Jeffrey S. Moore, Ling Zang
High dark electrical conductivity was obtained for a p-type organic nanofibril material simply through a one-step surface doping. The nanofibril composite thus fabricated has been proven robust under ambient conditions. The high conductivity, combined with the intrinsic large surface area of the nanofibers, enables development of chemiresistor sensors for trace vapor detection of amines, with detection limit down to sub-parts per billion range.