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Use of Reduced Polypyrrole Film as an Oxygen Detector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055294D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Diaz, A [+details]

Abstract

A detector for sensing trace amounts of oxygen in an anaerobic chamber includes a film of polypyrrole in the neutral form. The transparent yellow polypyrrole film reacts with trace amounts of oxygen to form a blue-black oxidized film. A one cm/2/ film 0.1 Mu thick will detect 10 ppm oxygen within 1-2 seconds.