EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 230, 2020Italian National Conference on the Physics of Matter (FisMat 2019)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||11 March 2020|
All-polymer Planar Photonic Crystals as an Innovative Tool for the Analysis of Air
Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Genova, 16146 Genova, Italy
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Published online: 11 March 2020
The possibility to evaluate the molecular diffusivity in polymer thin films used for packaging and device encapsulation directly in-situ would represent a paradigm changer in the assesment of barrier properties and of air quality. Indeed, employing the packaging itself as a smart sensor could lead to waste reduction and mitigate food poisoning effects. In this work, we demonstrate a new technique that exploits simple UV-Vis reflectance spectroscopy to identify the kinetic of diffusion of small molecules in the vapor phase through polymer thin films and polymer multilayered structures. The new method allows then to assess the presence of the analyte in air and its diffusion coefficient in agreement with gravimetric data reported in literature.
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