Cross-Reactive, Self-Encoded Polymer Film Arrays for Sensor Applications. Chapter uri icon



  • The development of chemical sensors continues to be an active area of research, especially the development of a practical electronic nose. Here, we present a spectroscopic chemical sensor based on an array of 64 self-encoded polymer films deposited on a microfabricated silicon substrate. The polymer arrays were analyzed by FTIR and Raman spectroscopy before and after exposure to a series of organic volatiles to monitor changes in their vibrational fingerprints. We show here that the spectroscopic changes of self-encoded polymer films can be used to distinguish between volatile organic analytes. Changes induced in the sensor arrays by the analyte vapor were denoted by a spectroscopic response of the self-encoded polymer sensors and transformed into a response pattern by multivariate data analysis using partial least squares regression. The results indicated that the polymer sensors provide a unique and reproducible pattern for each analyte vapor and can potentially be used in the fabrication of a novel electronic nose device.

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  • January 1, 2019

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  • January 15, 2021 3:37 AM

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  • Fitzgerald JE; Fenniri H

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  • 2

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