ZnO Nanoparticle Printing for UV Sensor Fabrication

Hendrik Joost van Ginkel*, Mattia Orvietani, Joost Romijn, Guo Qi Z Zhang, Sten Vollebregt

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In this work, a novel microfabrication-compatible production process is demonstrated and used to fabricate UV photoresistors made from ZnO nanoparticles. It comprises a simple room-temperature production method for synthesizing and direct-writing nanoparticles. The method can be used on a wide range of surfaces and print a wide range of materials. Here, it is used to synthesize a ZnO photoresistor for the first time. The sensor shows a two orders of magnitude lower resistance under UV-C exposure compared to darkness. The low cost and simplicity of this synthesis method enables cheap integration of UV-C sensors for human exposure monitoring or UV-output monitoring of light sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE Sensors
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8464-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-8465-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Sensors - Dallas, United States
Duration: 30 Oct 20222 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference2022 IEEE Sensors
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • UV sensor
  • nanoparticles
  • zinc oxide
  • spark ablation
  • printed electronics


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