Concepció Rovira's Research Interests

Sensors Based on Conducting Nanocomposite Thin-films



Sensors based on conducting polymeric nanocomposite thin-films able to respond with an ultra-high sensitivity to temperature changes and tiny deformations are developed. The progress of such pyro- and piezo-resistive thin-films are made considering a holistic perspective including: design and synthesis of new molecules and their derived conducting ion-radical organic salts, determination of the structure and electronic properties of such ion-radical salts, their integration into nanocomposite thin-films as nanocrystals, the device fabrication and integration of the devices. Different applications are developed as remote marine temperature sensors or as E-skin devices for biomedical applications as sensors for human constants -blood pressure, intraocular pressure, temperature, etc-.