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DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING A SENSOR

United States Patent Application

20150330899
A1
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A sensor, system, and method of making a sensor are disclosed. The sensor includes a solid polymer material, and a dopant-containing region of discrete thickness at a surface of the solid polymer. The method of creating the sensor includes impregnating the polymer material with the dopant by contact with a solvent solution containing the dopants. A polymer/solvent gel-layer, whose depth increases with impregnation time, forms after contact of the polymer material in the solvent solution. The dopants are diffused into the polymer material, forming a dopant-containing region of discrete thickness at a surface of the solid polymer.
Vasdekis, Andreas E. (Richland, WA), Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA), O'Hara, Matthew J. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
14/ 710,907
May 13, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.