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Fabrication and Characterization of a Solution Processed Flexible Thermal Sensor by Using Chemically Synthesized GO and rGO
Graphene oxide (GO) was reduced by ascorbic acid which is an environmental-friendly reductant and obtained sample was named as reduced GO (rGO). Stable dispersions of GO and rGO were prepared in N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF). Compared to GO sample, rGO was determined to have more thermal stability, smaller sheet size and lower surface energy. GO and rGO dispersions were drop-casted on aluminum (Al) coated acetate substrate and used as thermal sensor. Fabricated sensors were tested from 25 °C to 150 °C. The sensors fabricated with GO, were not stabile against driven temperature changes. However, rGO ones, presented no thermal hysteresis effect after the first heating step. This sensor (Al/rGO/Al) acted like an NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) thermistor. The resistance of the rGO sensor was changed between 42 k? to 25 k? depending on the test temperature range (25 °C to 150 °C). Average beta value was calculated as 519.7649 K. © 2019 IEEE.