Post annealing performance evaluation of printable interdigital capacitive sensors by principal component analysis

Asif Iqbal Zia, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Pak Lam Yu, Ibrahim H. Al-Bahadly, Chinthaka P. Gooneratne, Jurgen Kosel

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Abstract

The surface roughness of thin-film gold electrodes induces instability in impedance spectroscopy measurements of capacitive interdigital printable sensors. Post-fabrication thermodynamic annealing was carried out at temperatures ranging from 30 °C to 210 °C in a vacuum oven and the variation in surface morphology of thin-film gold electrodes was observed by scanning electron microscopy. Impedance spectra obtained at different temperatures were translated into equivalent circuit models by applying complex nonlinear least square curve-fitting algorithm. Principal component analysis was applied to deduce the classification of the parameters affected due to the annealing process and to evaluate the performance stability using mathematical model. Physics of the thermodynamic annealing was discussed based on the surface activation energies. The post anneal testing of the sensors validated the achieved stability in impedance measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6897940
Pages (from-to)3110-3118
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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