A fiber-top cantilever for hydrogen detection

D. Iannuzzi, M. Slaman, S. Deladi, J.H. Rector, H. Schreuders, Michael Curt Elwenspoek

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    We report on the realization of a chemical sensor based on fiber-top design. The device was obtained by carving a cantilever out of the cleaved edge of an optical fiber. The cantilever was coated with a thin palladium layer and alternatively exposed to hydrogen enriched gaseous mixtures and hydrogen free atmosphere. The sensor was capable to unambiguously distinguish hydrogen absorption and desorption throughout several cycles. Our experiment demonstrates that fiber-top chemical sensors might represent an interesting alternative to commonly used detectors.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1016/j.snb.2006.03.049
    Pages (from-to)706-708
    Number of pages3
    JournalSensors and actuators. B: Chemical
    Issue number11/2
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2007


    • EWI-9931
    • IR-64044
    • METIS-238762

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    Iannuzzi, D., Slaman, M., Deladi, S., Rector, J. H., Schreuders, H., & Elwenspoek, M. C. (2007). A fiber-top cantilever for hydrogen detection. Sensors and actuators. B: Chemical, 121(11/2), 706-708. [10.1016/j.snb.2006.03.049]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2006.03.049