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Present work reports the fabrication process and functional gas sensing tests of a 100 nm-gap fingers DiElectroPhoresis (DEP) functionalized MOX (Metal OXide) gas sensor array for VOCs detection at low temperature. The Internet of Things (IoT) scenario applications of the chemical sensing-enabled mobiles or connected devices are many ranging from indoor air quality to novel breath analyser for personal healthcare monitoring. However, the commercial MOX gas sensors operate at moderate temperatures (200–400 C)[1], and this limits the mobile and wearable gadgets market penetration. Nanogap devices may represent the alternative devices with enhanced sensitivity even at low or room temperature. A nanogap electrodes MOX gas sensor array functionalized with 5 nm average size SnO 2 nanocrystals with positive dielectrophoresis technique is presented. The single sensor active area is 4× 4 µm 2. The devices exhibited about 1 order of magnitude response at 100 C to 150 ppm of acetone.
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2018

Luca Francioso, Pasquale Creti, Maria Concetta Martucci, Simonetta Capone, Antonietta Taurino, Pietro Siciliano, Chiara De Pascali

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Volume: 2 Issue: 13 Pages: 1027
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings