Humidity Sensing Properties of CdS Nanoparticles Synthesized by Chemical Bath Deposition Method

Demir R., Okur S., Seker M., ZOR M.

INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol.50, no.9, pp.5606-5610, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ie1024276
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5606-5610
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Thin films of CdS nanoparticles were synthesized by the chemical bath deposition (CBD) technique to investigate humidity response characteristics. The morphology and the crystal structure of CdS thin films were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) technique was used to measure the water vapor adsorption and desorption rates of CdS thin films. The dynamic Langmuir model was used to analyze the kinetics of the moisture adsorption and desorption process under relative humidity (RH) between 17 and 85% RH. Our results indicate that CdS thin films have a great affinity to humidity at room temperature.