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Lucie Syrová

Bio: Lucie Syrová is an academic researcher from University of Pardubice. The author has contributed to research in topics: Printed electronics & Screen printing. The author has an hindex of 5, co-authored 12 publications receiving 118 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, an electrochemical amperometric nitrogen dioxide sensor with solid polymer electrolyte was fabricated by means of screen printing technology on both rigid and flexible substrates, and the sensor concept is based on a semi-planar, three-electrode topology that enables low power, high performance, thin, and selective gas sensors to be produced on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and/or Kapton foil.
Abstract: An electrochemical amperometric nitrogen dioxide sensor with solid polymer electrolyte was fabricated by means of screen printing technology on both rigid and flexible substrates. The sensor concept is based on a semi-planar, three-electrode topology that enables low power, high performance, thin, and selective gas sensors to be produced on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and/or Kapton foil. The sensor response mechanism, i.e. the reduction of nitrogen dioxide at the boundary of a solid polymer electrolyte/working electrode/gas analyte, was predicted by using a Langmuir adsorption isotherm. It was demonstrated that a new platform for the electrochemical NO2 sensor can be completely manufactured by screen printing, which allows the fabrication of a flexible and low cost device suitable for mass production. Further, it was demonstrated that the fully printed sensor can be fabricated without using metal-based printing pastes, which is important from the point of view of the environment. The fully-printed, metal-free electrochemical sensor exhibited a linear response in the range of 0–10 ppm, fast response/recovery times (70/60 s, respectively), a resolution of 0.2 ppm, and a sensitivity of 590 nA/ppm, which enables the sensor to be used for both the monitoring of NO2 exposure in the workplace as well as environmental air pollution.

46 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a chemoresistive ammonia sensor with sensitive polyaniline layer has been fabricated by gravure printing on flexible poly(ethylene terephthalate) substrate.
Abstract: A chemoresistive ammonia sensor with sensitive polyaniline layer has been fabricated by gravure printing on flexible poly(ethylene terephthalate) substrate. Novel colloids of polyaniline hydrochloride, which were synthetized in xylene or chloroform in the presence of surfactant, were used as a printing formulation. The sensor characteristics of the colloid-based sensitive layers were compared with in-situ polymerized layers of polyaniline. The colloid-based sensors showed a good response to ammonia concentrations in the range from hundreds of ppb to tens of ppm. This provides an opportunity to use these sensors for both monitoring of maximum exposure limits for humans in workplaces as well as environmental air-pollution. Therefore, these fully printed, metal-free, low cost and flexible ammonia sensors based on organic materials can be used in detection systems for monitoring of hazardous gases.

42 citations

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TL;DR: The prepared surfaces do not only allow for eukaryotic cell adhesion and proliferation but also they possess significant antibacterial properties against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, even without silver nanoparticles, high practical potential in variety of application in regenerative medicine or biosensing.

19 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, LiFePO4-based cathode for thin and flexible screen printed secondary lithium based accumulators was developed for smart label and textile applications, where the discharge capacity, capacity retention and stability at a high C rate were improved when Super P and PVDF were replaced by conductive polymers PEDOT:PSS.

18 citations

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06 Dec 2020
TL;DR: It is obvious that fully printed sensor elements based on cheap and environmentally friendly carbon layers printed on the wood substrate can compete with conventionally made sensors based on copper.
Abstract: Digitization of industrial processes using new technologies (IoT—Internet of Things, IoE—Internet of Everything), including the agriculture industry, are globally gaining growing interest. The precise management of production inputs is essential for many agricultural companies because limited or expensive sources of water and nutrients could make sustainable production difficult. For these reasons, precise data from fields, plants, and greenhouses have become more important for decision making and for the proper dosage of water and nutrients. On the market are a variety of sensors for monitoring environmental parameters within a precise agricultural area. However, the high price, data storage/transfer functionality are limiting so cost-effective products capable to transfer data directly to farmers via wireless IoT networks are required. Within a given scope, low-price sensor elements with an appropriate level of sensor response are required. In the presented paper, we have developed fully printed sensor elements and a dedicated measuring/communicating unit for IoT monitoring of soil moisture. Various fabrication printing techniques and a variety of materials were used. From the performed study, it is obvious that fully printed sensor elements based on cheap and environmentally friendly carbon layers printed on the wood substrate can compete with conventionally made sensors based on copper.

12 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, advances in polyaniline-based ammonia detection sensors are summarized, with a special focus on progresses in polymer modification techniques to achieve enhanced sensing performance, including template synthesis, interfacial and high dilution syntheses, multifunctional dopants, template synthesis and self-oxidizing template synthesis.
Abstract: Recently, there is an increasing interest in ammonia sensing and detection for a wide range of applications, including food, automotive, chemical, environmental, and medical sectors. A major challenge is to obtain selective, sensitive and environmentally stable sensing polymer/chemical materials that can meet the stringent performance requirements of these application areas. Among various polymer-based sensing materials, polyaniline has emerged as a preferred choice owing to its cost-effectiveness, facile preparation steps, and superior sensing performance towards ammonia. In this review, advances in polyaniline based ammonia detection sensors are summarized, with a special focus on progresses in polyaniline modification techniques to achieve enhanced sensing performance. These techniques utilize interfacial and high dilution syntheses, multifunctional dopants, template synthesis, self-oxidizing template synthesis, etc. , methods. Most up-to-date developments in combining polyaniline with other ammonia sensing materials, including polyaniline nanocomposites with metal oxides, graphene, carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanomaterials, are included. These novel nanocomposites have special capabilities of forming p - n nanojunctions or electron interphase interactions for superior detection sensitivity and selectivity. In addition, existing challenges toward understanding, reproducing, and optimizing the design of polyaniline based ammonia sensors are discussed.

190 citations

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TL;DR: A resistive-type flexible ammonia (NH3) sensor was proposed and developed in this paper, which was prepared by depositing polyaniline-cerium dioxide (PANI-CeO2) nanocomposite thin film on flexible polyimide (PI) substrate through in-situ self-assembly method.
Abstract: A resistive-type flexible ammonia (NH3) sensor was proposed and developed in this work, which was prepared by depositing polyaniline-cerium dioxide (PANI-CeO2) nanocomposite thin film on flexible polyimide (PI) substrate through in-situ self-assembly method. The effect of CeO2 nanoparticles on the polymerization of aniline was studied by comparing the morphological, structural and chemical features of the pure PANI and PANI-CeO2 nanocomposite, and the dynamic polymerization processes were also recorded and investigated. In this process, an interesting phenomenon was found that the protonation and oxidation degrees of PANI in PANI-CeO2 nanocomposite were improved significantly according to the XPS spectra analysis, which should be ascribed to the synergetic oxidation of CeO2 nanoparticles and ammonium persulfate (APS). Meanwhile, the NH3-sensing performances of the pure PANI and PANI-CeO2 film sensors were evaluated at room temperature (∼25 °C), which showed that the PANI-CeO2 film sensor possessed enhanced response, reduced recovery time, perfect response-concentration linearity, good reproducibility, splendid selectivity, remarkable long-term stability, ultra-low detectable concentration (16 ppb) and theoretical detection limit (0.274 ppb), and outstanding flexibility without significant response decrease after 500 bending/extending cycles. It was speculated that the excellent sensing performances should probably benefit from the gas-sensing enhancement effect of p-n junction, the improved protonation degree and modified morphology of PANI by the addiction of CeO2 nanoparticles. And, the high flexibility might originate from the flexible structure of PANI chains, and the good adhesion and nano-mechanical performance of PANI-CeO2 film. Besides, the effect of relative humidity on the sensing properties of PANI-CeO2 film sensor was also discussed and analyzed. Therefore, the proposed high-performance flexible PANI-CeO2 thin film sensor holds great promise for application into hand-held or wearable electronic devices for trace-level NH3 detection at room temperature.

169 citations

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TL;DR: A review on the recent development of printed gas sensors can be found in this article, where a variety of gas sensing materials including metal oxides, conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional (2D) materials are discussed.
Abstract: The rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled applications and connected automation are increasingly making sensing technologies the heart of future intelligent systems. The potential applications have wide-ranging implications, from industrial manufacturing and chemical process control to agriculture and nature conservation, and even to personal health monitoring, smart cities, and national defence. Devices that can detect trace amounts of analyte gases represent the most ubiquitous of these sensor platforms. In particular, the advent of nanostructured organic and inorganic materials has significantly transformed this field. Highly sensitive, selective, and portable sensing devices are now possible due to the large surface to volume ratios, favorable transport properties and tunable surface chemistry of the sensing materials. Here, we present a review on the recent development of printed gas sensors. We first introduce the state-of-the-art printing techniques, and then describe a variety of gas sensing materials including metal oxides, conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional (2D) materials. Particular emphases are given to the working principles of the printing techniques and sensing mechanisms of the different material systems. Strategies that can improve sensor performance via materials design and device fabrication are discussed. Finally, we summarize the current challenges and present our perspectives in opportunities in the future development of printed gas sensors.

154 citations

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TL;DR: Improved performances are ascribed to the high conductivity of the PEDOT PSS coating layer, which can improve the conductivity and cycling properties of the composite material.
Abstract: Composites of lithium-rich Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) are synthesized through coprecipitation followed by a wet coating method. In the resulting samples, the amorphous conductive polymer films on the surface of the Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 particles are 5–20 nm thick. The electrochemical properties of Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 are obviously enhanced after PEDOT:PSS coating. The composite sample with an optimal 3 wt % coating exhibits rate capability and cycling properties that are better than those of Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2, with an excellent initial discharge capacity of 286.5 mA h g–1 at a current density of 0.1 C and a discharge capacity that remained at 146.9 mA h g–1 at 1 C after 100 cycles. The improved performances are ascribed to the high conductivity of the PEDOT:PSS coating layer, which can improve the conductivity of the composite material. The PEDOT:PSS layer also suppresses the formation and growth of a solid electrolyte interface. Surface modificati...

107 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a flexible NO2 gas sensor based on a polypyrrole/nitrogen-doped multi-walled carbon nanotube (PPy/N-MWCNT) composite film was successfully prepared on PI substrates using a combined in situ self-assembly and annealing treatment method.
Abstract: A flexible NO2 gas sensor based on a polypyrrole/nitrogen-doped multi-walled carbon nanotube (PPy/N-MWCNT) composite film was successfully prepared on PI substrates using a combined in situ self-assembly and annealing treatment method. After annealing at 350 °C, the gas sensor exhibited a high response of 24.82% ((Rg−Ra)/Ra×100%) under 5 ppm of NO2, which is 44.12 times greater than that of the unannealed sensor. The PPy/N-MWCNT gas sensor exhibited excellent repeatability, remarkable selectivity, good long-term stability, and acceptable flexibility. Furthermore, the effect of the relative humidity on the gas sensing properties was examined. The excellent gas sensing performances of the sensor were attributed to the enriched adsorption sites due to degradation of the amount of stacked PPy structures on the surface of the N-MWCNTs after the annealing treatment. The results demonstrated that PPy/N-MWCNT composite films are highly promising for potential applications in the field of NO2 gas sensing.

101 citations