Polymer membranes for modification of the selectivity of field-effect gas sensors
1992 (English)In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, Vol. 7, no 1-3, 661-664 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Polymer membranes are used to increase the selectivity to certain gases of metal silicon dioxide-semiconductor (MOS) structures. Other parameters which influence the selectivity of MOS structures are the type of gate metal, its microstructure (dense or porous) and the operating temperature of the device. Photoresists as membranes can be patterned by photolithographic methods. Membranes, 1-2-mu-m thick, of positive and negative photoresist are applied on MOS capacitors with 6 nm iridium as the gate metal, operated at 150-degrees-C. The influence of the membranes on the response to three gases, hydrogen, ammonia and ethanol, has been investigated. The hydrogen response decreases bv about half with the use of a photoresist membrane. The ammonia response shows a characteristic change in the kinetics, while the ethanol response almost disappears. Positive and negative resist influence the gas response in similar ways, in spite of their different molecular structures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 1992. Vol. 7, no 1-3, 661-664 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88153DOI: 10.1016/0925-4005(92)80382-8ISI: A1992HT65800066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88153DiVA: diva2:602816