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Author Cavallari, Marco R. ♦ Izquierdo, José E. E. ♦ Braga, Guilherme S. ♦ Dirani, Ely A. T. ♦ Pereira-da-Silva, Marcelo A. ♦ Rodríguez, Estrella F. G. ♦ Fonseca, Fernando J.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Abstract Electronic devices based on organic thin-film transistors (OTFT) have the potential to supply the demand for portable and low-cost gadgets, mainly as sensors for in situ disease diagnosis and environment monitoring. For that reason, poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as the active layer in the widely-used bottom-gate/bottom-contact OTFT structure was deposited over highly-doped silicon substrates covered with thermally-grown oxide to detect vapor-phase compounds. A ten-fold organochloride and ammonia sensitivity compared to bare sensors corroborated the application of this semiconducting polymer in sensors. Furthermore, P3HT TFTs presented approximately three-order higher normalized sensitivity than any chemical sensor addressed herein. The results demonstrate that while TFTs respond linearly at the lowest concentration values herein, chemical sensors present such an operating regime mostly above 2000 ppm. Simultaneous alteration of charge carrier mobility and threshold voltage is responsible for pushing the detection limit down to units of ppm of ammonia, as well as tens of ppm of alcohol or ketones. Nevertheless, P3HT transistors and chemical sensors could compose an electronic nose operated at room temperature for a wide range concentration evaluation (1-10,000 ppm) of gaseous analytes. Targeted analytes include not only biomarkers for diseases, such as uremia, cirrhosis, lung cancer and diabetes, but also gases for environment monitoring in food, cosmetic and microelectronics industries.
Description Country affiliation: Brazil
Author Affiliation: Cavallari MR ( Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP), Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3, n. 158, Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo-SP, Brasil. rcavallari@lme.usp.br.); Izquierdo JE ( Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP), Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3, n. 158, Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo-SP, Brasil. estrella@electrica.cujae.edu.cu.); Braga GS ( Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (ISPJAE), Centro de Investigaciones de Microelectrónica (CIME), Antigua Carretera de Vento, km 8 1/2, Boyeros, CP 10800 La Habana, Cuba. estrella@electrica.cujae.edu.cu.); Dirani EA ( Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP), Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3, n. 158, Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo-SP, Brasil. gbraga@lme.usp.br.); Pereira-da-Silva MA ( EMBRAPA Instrumentação, Rua Quinze de Novembro, 1452-Centro, CEP 13560-970 São Carlos, SP, Brasil.. gbraga@lme.usp.br.); Rodríguez EF ( Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP), Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, trav. 3, n. 158, Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900, São Paulo-SP, Brasil. dirani@pucsp.br.); Fonseca FJ ( Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Rua Marquês de Paranaguá, 111-Consolação, CEP 01303-050 São Paulo-SP, Brasil. dirani@pucsp.br.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-04-22
Publisher Place Switzerland
e-ISSN 14248220
Journal Sensors
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 4


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus