2000 (English)In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, Vol. 70, no 1-3, 77-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Chemical sensors can be used to generate a vast amount of information about the emissions from bio- and chemical processes, from food and bacteria and from a number of products. These emissions are either wanted or should be avoided. Wolfgang Gopel was one of those who recognized early the large potential of chemical sensor arrays and different modes of operation of a given sensor. We describe how large area field effect devices, with catalytic metal gates, can be used for the construction of a response image of a gaseous emission. More specifically, we discuss the new possibilities obtained through the use of catalytic metals with a gradient in thickness. Some basic features of such sensing surfaces are demonstrated and, finally, time-dependent response images from aging meat are used to demonstrate the potential of the method used. It is based on a scanning light pulse technique (SLPT) which measures local polarization or work function changes in two dimensions and, e.g. a sensing surface consisting of bands of different catalytic metals with a gradient in thickness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 70, no 1-3, 77-82 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47551DOI: 10.1016/S0925-4005(00)00562-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47551DiVA: diva2:268447