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Author Khoshaman, A.H. ♦ Bahreyni, B.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Films ♦ Crystals ♦ Sensors ♦ Nitrogen ♦ Q factor ♦ Frequency measurement ♦ Oscillators
Abstract We are reporting the development of a new sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) using Metal Organic Framework (MOF) crystals. The sensitive nano-layer was deposited through an altered electrospraying system onto the surface of quartz resonators to form a uniform thin film. This method of electrospraying is compared to drop-casting which has been commonly used for creation of MOF thin films. It is demonstrated that our electrospraying technique resulted in maintaining a significantly higher quality factor, and hence, improving the sensor resolution and stability. The experimental set-up is presented and the response of the system to the vapours of three ubiquitous solvents, i.e., acetone, tetrahydro furan (THF), and Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) is described. The response of the electrosprayed film to different concentrations of VOCs is also investigated. The minimum detectable concentrations of these organic vapors are as well.
Description Author affiliation: School of Engineering Science, Surrey, Canada (Khoshaman, A.H.; Bahreyni, B.)
ISBN 9781424492909
ISSN 19300395
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-10-28
Publisher Place Ireland
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424492893
Size (in Bytes) 1.48 MB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 1101
Ending Page 1104

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library