Paper-Based Photoconductive Infrared Sensor Academic Article uri icon


  • We report sensitivity to infrared radiation from a simple paper-made device, which increases its conductivity when exposed to hot objects. We propose that the conductivity of this device is due to ionic currents involving electrolyte salts dissolved in thin film of liquid dispersed over the paper surface, thus the current increases because of heating caused by absorption of infrared light from hot sources. The fast response to stimulus exposure of this sensor suggests that the heating effect is related to a radiative interaction rather than to another kind of heat transfer such as convection or conduction. 2011 American Chemical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Gimenez, A. J., Yanez-Limon, J. M., & Seminario, J. M.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Gimenez, Alejandro J||Yáñez-Limón, JM||Seminario, Jorge M

publication date

  • September 2011