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  • 1. Abom, A.E.
    et al.
    Comini, E.
    Sberveglieri, G.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics.
    Eriksson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Thin oxide films as surface modifiers of MIS field effect gas sensors2002In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, E-ISSN 1873-3077, Vol. 85, no 1-2, p. 109-119Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The catalytic activity at the surface of Pt based MIS field effect gas sensors is modified by the deposition of thin films of SnO2, Al2O3 and SiO2, grown by reactive sputtering. It is found that a very thin layer (<10 nm) of SiO2 and SnO2 changes the catalytic activity towards higher NH3 selectivity, but with thicker films the sensor response vanishes. Since the response mechanism for these sensors is dependent on dissociation of molecules, it is likely that at low temperatures (140 °C), neither dissociation on nor transport/diffusion through the thicker films takes place. However, with Pt in conjunction with SiO2 or SnO2, the surface reactions will be altered, with enhanced NH3 selectivity as a result. A thin film of Al2O3, on the other hand, has a much smaller influence on the gas response to the test gases used in this work. Furthermore the sputtering process is found to strongly influence the sensor responses, and specifically reduce the sensitivity of the sensor. A thin intermediate layer of evaporated Pt does not completely protect the underlying structure from sputter induced damage. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 2. Abom, A.E.
    et al.
    Haasch, R.T.
    Frederick Seitz Mat. Res. Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, United States.
    Hellgren, N.
    Frederick Seitz Mat. Res. Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, United States.
    Finnegan, N.
    Frederick Seitz Mat. Res. Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, United States.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics.
    Eriksson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Characterization of the metal-insulator interface of field-effect chemical sensors2003In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 93, no 12, p. 9760-9768Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The metal-insulator interface of hydrogen-sensitive metal-insulator-semiconductor capacitors, with SiO2 as the insulator and Pt as the metal contact, was discussed. It was found that the difference in hydrogen response between differently prepared devices was explained by a difference in concentration of available adsorption sites. The analysis showed that the concentration of Pt atoms in contact with the oxide affected both the hydrogen response and the metal-oxide adhesion.

  • 3. Abom, A.E.
    et al.
    Persson, Per
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics.
    Eriksson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Influence of gate metal film growth parameters on the properties of gas sensitive field-effect devices2002In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 409, no 2, p. 233-242Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thin films of Pt have been grown as gate metals on the oxide surface of gas sensitive field-effect devices. Both electron beam evaporation and dc magnetron sputtering has been used. The energy of the impinging Pt atoms, the substrate temperature and the thickness of the Pt film were used as parameters in this study. The influence of the growth parameters on the gas response has been investigated and compared with the properties of the films, studied by transmission electron microscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The conditions during growth of the Pt film are found to have a large impact on the properties of the device. As expected, crystallinity, morphology and the metal/substrate interfacial structure are also affected by processing parameters. Three different growth processes stand out as the most promising from gas sensor considerations, namely room temperature evaporation, sputtering at high pressures and sputtering at high temperatures. The correlation between gas responses and properties of the gas sensitive layer is discussed. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 4.
    Abtahi, Jahan
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Tengvall, Pentti
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Aspenberg, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Orthopaedic Centre, Department of Orthopaedics Linköping.
    Bisphosphonate coating might improve fixation of dental implants in the maxilla: A pilot study2010In: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ISSN 0901-5027, E-ISSN 1399-0020, Vol. 39, no 7, p. 673-677Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This pilot study evaluates the clinical stability of bisphosphonate-coated dental implants placed using a two-stage surgical procedure in five patients. Each patient received seven regular Branemark implants, one of which was coated with bisphosphonate in a fibrinogen matrix. The coated implant was inserted where the bone was expected to have the least favourable quality. The level of the marginal bone around each implant was measured by intraoral periapical radiographs and implant stability was recorded using resonance frequency measurements. Frequency values (ISQ) were obtained peroperatively before flap closure and after 6 months at abutment connection. At abutment connection the bisphosphonate-coated implants were removed en bloc in two patients for histological examination. An animal experiment had previously confirmed that gamma-sterilization did not reduce bioactivity of the bisphosphonate coating. In each patient, the bisphosphonate-coated implant showed the largest improvement in ISQ level of all implants. Their values at the start tended to be lower, and the absolute value at 6 months did not differ. No complications occurred with the coated implants. Histology showed no abnormalities. Improvement in ISQ values was an expected effect of the bisphosphonate coating, but could be due to the choice of insertion site. This finding warrants a randomized blinded study.

  • 5.
    Ackelid, Ulf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Armgarth, M.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ethanol sensitivity of palladium-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor structures1986In: IEEE Electron Device Letters, ISSN 0741-3106, E-ISSN 1558-0563, Vol. 7, no 6, p. 353-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hydrogen-sensitive palladium-gate MOS structures heated above 150°C show sensitivity to ethanol vapor. The effect is probably due to catalytic dehydrogenation of adsorbed ethanol molecules on the surface of the palladium gate.

  • 6. Aifa, Sami
    et al.
    Frikha, Fakher
    Miled, Nabil
    Johansen, Knut
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Svensson, Samuel P.S.
    Astra Zeneca.
    Phosphorylation of Thr654 but not Thr669 within the juxtamembrane domain of the EGF receptor inhibits calmodulin binding2006In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 347, no 2, p. 381-387Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Calcium-calmodulin (CaM) binding to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been shown to both inhibit and stimulate receptor activity. CaM binds to the intracellular juxtamembrane (JM) domain (Met645-Phe688) of EGFR. Protein kinase C (PKC) mediated phosphorylation of Thr654 occurs within this domain. CaM binding to the JM domain inhibits PKC phosphorylation and conversely PKC mediated phosphorylation of Thr654 or Glu substitution of Thr654 inhibits CaM binding. A second threonine residue (Thr669) within the JM domain is phosphorylated by the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). Previous results have shown that CaM interferes with EGFR-induced MAPK activation. If and how phosphorylation of Thr669 affects CaM-EGFR interaction is however not known.In the present study we have used surface plasmon resonance (BIAcore) to study the influence of Thr669 phosphorylation on real time interactions between the intracellular juxtamembrane (JM) domain of EGFR and CaM. The EGFR-JM was expressed as GST fusion proteins in Escherichia coli and phosphorylation was mimicked by generating Glu substitutions of either Thr654 or Thr669. Purified proteins were coupled to immobilized anti-GST antibodies at the sensor surface and increasing concentration of CaM was applied. When mutating Thr654 to Glu654 no specific CaM binding could be detected. However, neither single substitutions of Thr669 (Gly669 or Glu669) nor double mutants Gly654/Gly669 or Gly654/Glu669 influenced the binding of CaM to the EGFR-JM. This clearly shows that PKC may regulate EGF-mediated CaM signalling through phosphorylation of Thr654 whereas phosphorylation of Thr669 seems to play a CaM independent regulatory role. The role of both residues in the EGFR-calmodulin interaction was also studied in silico. Our modelling work supports a scenario where Thr654 from the JM domain interacts with Glu120 in the calmodulin molecule. Phosphorylation of Thr654 or Glu654 substitution creates a repulsive electrostatic force that would diminish CaM binding to the JM domain. These results are in line with the Biacore experiments showing a weak binding of the CaM to the JM domain with Thr654 mutated to Glu. Furthermore, these results provide a hypothesis to how CaM binding to EGFR might both positively and negatively interfere with EGFR-activity. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 7.
    Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Enander, Karin
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Baltzer, Lars
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Towards novel functional materials and sensors using de novo designed polypeptides on gold nanoparticles2006In: Europtrode VIII,2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

        

  • 8.
    Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Enander, Karin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rydberg, Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Baltzer, Lars
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Aggregation-Induced Folding of a de novo Designed Polypeptide Immobilized on Gold Nanoparticles2006In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 128, no 7, p. 2194 -2195Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This communication reports the first steps in the construction of a novel, nanoparticle-based hybrid material for biomimetic and biosensor applications. Gold nanoparticles were modified with synthetic polypeptides to enable control of the particle aggregation state in a switchable manner, and particle aggregation was, in turn, found to induce folding of the immobilized peptides.

  • 9.
    Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Enander, Karin
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Rydberg, Johan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Alpha helix-inducing dimerization of synthetic polypeptide scaffolds on gold - a model system for receptor mimicking and biosensing2004In: 8th World Congress on Biosensors,2004, 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Enander, Karin
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Rydberg, Johan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Folding-induced aggregation of polypeptide-decorated gold nanoparticles - an nano-scale Lego for the construction of complex hybrid materials2004In: 5th International Conference on Biological Physics,2004, 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Aili, Daniel
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Enander, Karin
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Rydberg, Johan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Baltzer, Lars
    Uppsala University.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics .
    Immobilization and heterodimerisation of helix-loop-helix polypeptides on gold surfaces - a model system for peptide-surface interactions2003In: 1st World congress on Synthetic Receptors,2003, 2003Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Ali Malik, Muhammad
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Gatto, Emanuela
    University Roma Tor Vergata.
    Macken, Stephen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    DiNatale, Corrado
    University Roma Tor Vergata.
    Paolesse, Roberto
    University Roma Tor Vergata.
    DAmico, Arnaldo
    University Roma Tor Vergata.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Filippini, Daniel
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Imaging fingerprinting of excitation emission matrices2009In: Analytica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0003-2670, E-ISSN 1873-4324, Vol. 635, no 2, p. 196-201Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The spectral fingerprinting of the excitation emission matrix (EEM) of fluorescent substances is demonstrated using polychromatic light sources and tri-chromatic image detectors. A model of the measured fingerprints explaining their features and classification performance, based on the polychromatic excitation of the indicators is proposed.

    Substantial amount of spectral information is retained in the fingerprints as corroborated by multivariate analysis and experimental conditions that favor such situation are identified.

    In average, for five different substances, the model shows a fitting goodness measured by the Pearsons r coefficient and the root mean square deviation of 0.8541 and 0.0247 respectively, while principal component classification patterns satisfactorily compare with the EEM spectroscopy classification and respectively explain 96% and 93% of the information in the fist two principal components.

    The measurements can be performed using regular computer screens as illumination and web cameras as detectors, which constitute ubiquitous and affordable platforms compatible with distributed evaluations, in contrast to regular instrumentation for EEM measurements.

  • 13.
    Alimelli, Adriano
    et al.
    Dept of Electronic Engineering University of Rome.
    Filippini, Daniel
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Paolesse, Roberto
    dept of Chemical science and technology University of Rome.
    Moretti, Simonetta
    Instituto sperimentale per l´enologia.
    Ciolfi, Gaetano
    Instituto sperimentale per l´enologia.
    D´Amico, Arnaldo
    Dept. of Electronic Engineering University of Rome.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Di Natale, Corradeo
    Dept. of Electronic Engineering University of Rome.
    Direct quantitative evaluation of complex substances using computer screen photo-assisted technology: The case of red wine2007In: Analytica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0003-2670, E-ISSN 1873-4324, Vol. 597, p. 103-112Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14. Alimelli, Adriano
    et al.
    Pennazza, Giorgio
    Santonico, Marco
    Paolesse, Roberto
    University of Rome, Italy.
    Filippini, Daniel
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    D´Amico, Arnaldo
    University of Rome, Italy.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Di Natale, Corrado
    University of Rome, Italy.
    Fish freshness detection by a computer screen photoassisted based gas sensor array2007In: Analytica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0003-2670, E-ISSN 1873-4324, Vol. 582, no 2, p. 320-328Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last years a large number of different measurement methodologies were applied to measure the freshness of fishes. Among them the connection between freshness and headspace composition has been considered by gas chromatographic analysis and from the last two decades by a number of sensors and biosensors aimed at measuring some characteristic indicators (usually amines). More recently also the so-called artificial olfaction systems gathering together many non-specific sensors have shown a certain capability to transduce the global composition of the fish headspace capturing the differences between fresh and spoiled products. One of the main objectives related to the introduction of sensor systems with respect to the analytical methods is the claimed possibility to distribute the freshness control since sensors are expected to be "portable" and "simple". In spite of these objectives, until now sensor systems did not result in any tool that may be broadly distributed. In this paper, we present a chemical sensor array where the optical features of layers of chemicals, sensitive to volatile compounds typical of spoilage processes in fish, are interrogated by a very simple platform based on a computer screen and a web cam. An array of metalloporphyrins is here used to classify fillets of thawed fishes according to their storage days and to monitor the spoilage in filleted anchovies for a time of 8 h. Results indicate a complete identification of the storage days of thawed fillets and a determination of the storage time of anchovies held at room temperature with a root mean square error of validation of about 30 min. The optical system produces a sort of spectral fingerprint containing information about both the absorbance and the emission of the sensitive layer. The system here illustrated, based on computer peripherals, can be easily scaled to any device endowed with a programmable screen and a camera such as cellular phones offering for the first time the possibility to fulfil the sensor expectation of diffused and efficient analytical capabilities. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 15. Amandusson, H.
    et al.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Alcohol dehydrogenation over Pd versus PdAg membranes2001In: Applied Catalysis A: General, ISSN 0926-860X, E-ISSN 1873-3875, Vol. 217, no 1-2, p. 157-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dehydrogenation of methanol and ethanol and the subsequent permeation of hydrogen through Pd and Pd70Ag30 membranes, respectively, have been studied. In order to keep a continuous hydrogen permeation rate, oxygen needs to be added to the alcohol supply. Without oxygen, the decomposition products will form a contaminating layer on the upstream membrane surface. The extraction of hydrogen from ethanol is six times more effective through a Pd70Ag30 membrane than through a pure Pd membrane (at optimum conditions). For methanol, the hydrogen permeation is 30% larger through a Pd70Ag30 membrane than through a membrane of pure Pd. The increased hydrogen permeation yield through Pd70Ag30 compared to Pd can be attributed mainly to a lower upstream consumption of hydrogen due to water formation, but also to an increased conversion of the alcohol in the presence of oxygen. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

  • 16. Amandusson, H.
    et al.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Effect of CO and O2 on hydrogen permeation through a palladium membrane2000In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 153, no 4, p. 259-267Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hydrogen permeation through a 25-µm thick palladium membrane during continuous exposures of hydrogen together with different combinations of oxygen and carbon monoxide has been studied at membrane temperatures of 100 °C-250 °C (total pressures of 40-150 Torr). Both CO and O2, individually, inhibit hydrogen permeation through the membrane. The cause of the inhibition is, however, somewhat different. CO blocks available hydrogen dissociation sites, while oxygen both blocks dissociation sites and also consumes adsorbed hydrogen through the production of water. When a combination of CO and O2 is supplied together with hydrogen, new reaction pathways will emerge. The carbon dioxide formation will dominate the water forming reaction, and consequently, the blocking effect caused by the formation of water will be suppressed. In a mixture of CO+O2+H2, the hydrogen permeation can become either larger or smaller than that due to only O2+H2 or CO+H2 depending on the CO/O2 ratio. It is thus possible to find a situation where carbon monoxide and oxygen react to form CO2 leaving adsorbed hydrogen free to permeate the membrane.

  • 17. Amandusson, H.
    et al.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Hydrogen permeation through surface modified Pd and PdAg membranes2001In: Journal of Membrane Science, ISSN 0376-7388, E-ISSN 1873-3123, Vol. 193, no 1, p. 35-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The hydrogen permeation through surface modified Pd and Pd70Ag30 membranes has been studied at temperatures between 100 and 350°C. Silver has been evaporated on Pd and Pd70Ag30 foils with a thickness of 25µm in order to study the role of the surface composition in comparison with the membrane bulk composition. The Pd70Ag30-based membranes display the largest permeation rates at temperatures below 200°C, while Pd membranes with 20Å silver evaporated on the upstream side show the largest permeation rates above 200°C. There are, consequently, different rate limiting processes above and below 200°C: at temperatures below 200°C, the bulk diffusion through the membrane is rate limiting, while at temperatures above 200°C, the influence of the surface composition starts to become significant. It has further been concluded that a sharp silver concentration gradient from the surface to the bulk is important for the hydrogen permeation rate at temperatures above 200°C. Adding oxygen to the hydrogen supply will almost totally inhibit the hydrogen permeation rate when a pure Pd membrane surface is facing the upstream side, while for silver-containing surfaces the presence of oxygen has almost no effect. On a clean Pd surface, oxygen effectively consumes adsorbed hydrogen in a water forming reaction. With Ag on the surface, no water formation is detected. Co-supplied CO inhibits the permeation of hydrogen in a similar manner on all studied membrane surfaces, independent of surface silver content. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 18. Amandusson, H.
    et al.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Isotopic study of ethanol dehydrogenation over a palladium membrane2000In: Journal of Catalysis, ISSN 0021-9517, E-ISSN 1090-2694, Vol. 195, no 2, p. 376-382Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dehydrogenation of ethanol and the subsequent permeation were studied on a Pd membrane in a continuous ethanol supply. Hydrogen could not be extracted as efficiently from ethanol as from methanol. In ethanol, at least four of the six hydrogen atoms were not available for permeation because of methane formation. Hydrogens bonded to a carbon atom in a C-O group were available for permeation, while hydrogen atoms bonded to a carbon atom without oxygen were not. The efficiency of hydrogen permeation from ethanol was 5% compared to that of pure hydrogen, which could be compared to 25% for methanol compared to pure hydrogen. The hydrogen permeation could be enhanced by adding CO to the EtOH + O2 supply. The permeation probability of the hydrogen bonded to the methylene hydrogen increased while the water formation with this hydrogen atom decreased. Acetic acid was formed upstream when oxygen was in excess. The differently bonded hydrogen atoms in an ethanol molecule experienced different reaction pathways. The results did not contradict the models made from surface experiments in ultrahigh vacuum by Davis and Barteau, Holroyd and Bowker, or Bowker et al.

  • 19.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hydrogen extraction from methanol over a palladium membrane1997Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hydrogen permeation through modified palladium and palladium-silver2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hydrogen permeation through surface modified Pd and PdAg membranes and the effect of co-supplied O2 and CO2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Identification of Pd membrane permeated hydrogen from ethanol1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Influence of carbon monoxide and oxygen on hydrogen permeation through a palladium membrane -and its effect on dehydrogenation of methanol and ethanol1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Jämförelse av alkohol-dehydrogenering över palladium respektive palladium-silver membran2000Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Methanol induced hydrogen permeation through a Pd membrane1999In: Surface Science, ISSN 0039-6028, E-ISSN 1879-2758, Vol. 442, no 2, p. 199-205Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dehydrogenation of methanol and the subsequent permeation of hydrogen through a 25 μm thick palladium film has been studied in a catalytic membrane reactor. At the temperature studied, 350°C, the decomposition pathway for methanol on clean palladium surfaces is believed to lead to Had and a carbonaceous overlayer. The released hydrogen can either desorb or permeate the palladium membrane. During a continuous supply of methanol hydrogen permeation is reduced and, eventually, totally quenched by the growing carbon monoxide/carbon coverage. Adding oxygen in the methanol supply can balance the increasing carbonaceous coverage through the production of carbon dioxide. In such a case, it is concluded that no CO bond scission occurs. The methanol/oxygen ratio is crucial for the hydrogen permeation rate. Isotope-labelled methanol, CH3OH, CH3OD, CD3OH and CD3OD, shows that it is preferentially the methyl (or methoxy) hydrogen that permeates the membrane.

  • 26.
    Amandusson, Helena
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ekedahl, Lars-Gunnar
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Dannetun, Helen
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Permeation of methyl hydrogen in isotopically labelled methanol through palladium membranes1998Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Anderson, Tony
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology.
    Filippini, Daniel
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Suska, Anke
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Johansson, Therese
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology.
    Svensson, Samuel
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Pharmacology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Frog melanophores cultured on fluorescent microbeads: Biomimic-based biosensing2005In: Biosensors & bioelectronics, ISSN 0956-5663, E-ISSN 1873-4235, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 111-120Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Melanophores are pigmented cells in lower vertebrates capable of quick color changes and thereby suitable as whole cell biosensors. In the frog dermis skin layer, the large and dark pigmented melanophore surrounds a core of other pigmented cells. Upon hormonal stimulation the black-brown pigment organelles will redistribute within the melanophore, and thereby cover or uncover the core, making complex color changes possible in the dermis. Previously, melanophores have only been cultured on flat surfaces. Here we mimic the three dimensional biological geometry in the frog dermis by culturing melanophores on fluorescent plastic microbeads. To demonstrate biosensing we use the hormones melatonin and α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) as lightening or darkening stimuli, respectively. Cellular responses were successfully demonstrated on single cell level by fluorescence microscopy, and in cell suspension by a fluorescence microplate reader and a previously demonstrated computer screen photo-assisted technique. The demonstrated principle is the first step towards "single well/multiple read-out" biosensor arrays based on suspensions of different selective-responding melanophores, each cultured on microbeads with distinctive spectral characteristics. By applying small amount of a clinical sample, or a candidate substance in early drug screening, to a single well containing combinations of melanophores on beads, multiple parameter read-outs will be possible. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 28.
    Andersson, Mats R.
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gustafsson, Göran
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Hjertberg, T.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Wennerström, O.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Synthesis of poly(alkylthiophenes) for light-emitting diodes1995In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, E-ISSN 1879-3290, Vol. 71, no 1-3, p. 2183-2184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have demonstrated a general way to tune the emission of poly(alkylthiophenes) by using steric interaction between the repeating units. Light-emitting diodes prepared of the polymers have blue to near-infrared emission.

  • 29.
    Andersson, Mats R.
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Berggren, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inganäs, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gustafsson, Göran
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gustafsson-Carlberg, J. C.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Selse, D.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Hjertberg, T.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Wennerström, O.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Electroluminescence from Substituted Poly(thiophenes): From Blue to Near-Infrared1995In: Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, E-ISSN 1520-5835, Vol. 28, no 22, p. 7525-7529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report a systematic approach to the control of the conjugation length along the poly(thiophene) backbone. The planarity of the main chain can be permanently modified by altering the pattern of substitution and character of the substituents on the poly(thiophene) chain, and the conjugation length is thus modified. We obtain blue, green, orange, red, and near-infrared electroluminescence from four chemically distinct poly(thiophenes). The external quantum efficiencies are in the range of 0.01-0.6%.

  • 30.
    Andersson, Mike
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Development and characterization of SiC based field effect gas sensors and sensor systems for emissions monitoring and control of biomass combustion2005Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing oil prices and environmental levies have reinforced the interest in biofuels for domestic and district heating, most commonly through combustion of solid biomass like wood logs, hog fuel and pellets in water based heating systems. The combustion process itself proceeds through three elementarysteps; drying, where fuel moisture is driven off, followed by pyrolysis and finally combustion of the remaining charcoal. Given the sufficient amount of air, good mixing and long enough residence time at elevated temperatures, the short-chained hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide formed during pyrolysis andchar combustion will burn to completion leaving only CO2 and H2O in the flue gases.

    In case of air deficiency, combustion will be incomplete, leaving noxious compounds, like certain hydrocarbons and CO, behind. Too much of excess air, on the other hand, will lower the temperature of the combustion chamber, giving rise to both emissions of unburned material and, due to the forcedconvection of heat out the chimney, an impaired boiler efficiency. The key to boiler operation, both from an environmental as well as a power to fuel economy point of view, is thus the careful adjustment of the airflows during combustion. The amount of air needed for complete oxidation of the fuel varies with the phase of combustion, fuel, fuel quality and load, however, why an active control of the airflows is considered a prerequisite. So far, nocontrol schemes have been applied to small- and medium-sized combustors, though, mainly dependent on the lack of cheap and simple means to measure basic flue gas parameters, like oxygen, hydrocarbons and CO.

    Here is reported about the possible use of a system comprising SiC based field effect sensors to monitor the state of combustion, applicable to domestic heating systems, where only a rough picture of the air to fuel relationship is needed. Furthermore, it has been shown possible to obtain a multivariate linear regression model for propene (a model hydrocarbon) by the application of an array of SiC field effect sensors in a varying background of typical flue gas constituents, as long as thevariation is not too large. This model could possibly be applied to a control scheme for medium sized boilers, where smaller variations of flue gas constituents are encountered, and the possibility of simultaneous ammonia estimations has also opened up the field of flue gas after-treatment controlapplications, monitoring ammonia slip from selective noncatalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides by ammonia. The quantitative estimation of hydrocarbons over a wider range of concentrations and backgrounds, as well as of minor flue gasspecies, NO and CO, is however not possible with the SiC sensors currently comprising the sensor system.

    List of papers
    1. Investigations on the possibilities of a MISiCFET sensor system for OBD and combustion control utilizing different catalytic gate materials
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigations on the possibilities of a MISiCFET sensor system for OBD and combustion control utilizing different catalytic gate materials
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    2004 (English)In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 30-31, no 1, p. 365-368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Different catalytic materials, like Pt and Ir, applied as gate contacts on metal insulator silicon carbide field effect transistors — MISiCFET—facilitate the manufacture of gas sensor devices with differences in selectivity, devices which due to the chemical stability and wide band gap of SiC are suitable for high temperature applications. The combination of such devices in a sensor system, utilizing multivariate analysis/modeling, have been tested and some promising results in respect of monitoring a few typical exhaust and flue gas constituents, in the future aiming at on board diagnostics (OBD) and combustion control, have been obtained.

    Keywords
    platinum, iridium, sensor system, field effect sensors, SiC, OBD, combustion control, car exhaust, flue gases
    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13092 (URN)10.1023/B:TOCA.0000029776.18603.74 (DOI)
    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    2. The characteristics and utility of SiC-FE gas sensors for control of combustion in domestic heating systems [MISFET sensors]
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The characteristics and utility of SiC-FE gas sensors for control of combustion in domestic heating systems [MISFET sensors]
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    2004 (English)In: Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2004., 2004, p. 1157-1160Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The possible utility of MISiCFET gas sensors in the application of combustion control in small-scale boilers has been tested and compared to commercially available resistive-type MOS sensors. The results suggest that by using the signals from one or more MISiCFET sensors, together with the measured temperature of the furnace, it seems possible to provide a rough picture of the state of combustion applicable to a control scheme in order to reduce emissions and increase the power to fuel economy.

    National Category
    Engineering and Technology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-101348 (URN)10.1109/ICSENS.2004.1426382 (DOI)0-7803-8692-2 (ISBN)
    Conference
    Third IEEE International Conference on Sensors, Vienna, Austria, October 24-27 (2004)
    Available from: 2013-11-21 Created: 2013-11-21 Last updated: 2014-01-09
  • 31.
    Andersson, Mike
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    SiC based field effect sensors and sensor systems for combustion control applications2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing oil prices and concerns about global warming have reinforced the interest in biofuels for domestic and district heating, most commonly through combustion of solid biomass like wood logs, hog fuel and pellets. Combustion at non-optimal conditions can, however, lead to substantial emissions of noxious compounds like unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides as well as the generation of soot.

    Depending on the rate of combustion more or less air is needed per unit time to completely oxidize the fuel; deficiency of air leading to emissions of unburned matter and too much of excess air to slow combustion kinetics and emissions of mainly carbon monoxide. The rate of combustion is influenced by parameters like fuel quality – moisture and ash content etc. – and in what phase the combustion takes place (in the gas phase through combustion of evaporated substances or on the surface of char coal particles), none of which is constant over time.

    The key to boiler operation, both from an environmental as well as a power to fuel economy point of view, is thus the careful adjustment of the air supply throughout the combustion process. So far, no control schemes have been applied to small-scale combustors, though, mainly due to the lack of cheap and simple means to measure basic flue gas parameters like oxygen, total hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide concentrations.

    This thesis reports about investigations on and characterization of silicon carbide (SiC) based Metal Insulator Semiconductor (MIS) field effect gas sensors regarding their utility in emissions monitoring and combustion control applications as well as the final development of a sensor based control system for wood fired domestic heating systems.

    From the main sensitivity profiles of such sensor devices, with platinum (Pt) and iridium (Ir) as the catalytic metal contacts (providing the gas sensing ability), towards some typical flue gas constituents as well as ammonia (NH3), a system comprising four individual sensors operated at different temperatures was developed, which through the application of Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression, showed good performance regarding simultaneous monitoring of propene (a model hydrocarbon) and ammonia concentrations in synthetic flue gases of varying content. The sensitivity to CO was, however, negligible. The sensor system also performed well regarding ammonia slip monitoring when tested in real flue gases in a 5.6 MW boiler running SNCR (Selective Non-Catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia).

    When applied to a 200 kW wood pellet fuelled boiler a similar sensor system was, however, not able to follow the flue gas hydrocarbon concentration in all encountered situations. A PCA (Principal Components Analysis) based scheme for the manipulation of sensor and flue gas temperature data, enabling monitoring of the state of combustion (deficiency or too much of excess air), was however possible to develop. The discrepancy between laboratory and field test results was suspected and later on shown to depend on the larger variation in CO and oxygen concentrations in the flue gases as compared to the laboratory tests.

    Detailed studies of the CO response characteristics for Pt gate MISiC sensors revealed a highly non-linear sensitivity towards CO, a large response only encountered at high CO/O2 ratios or low temperatures. The response exhibits a sharp switch between a small and a large value when crossing a certain CO/O2 ratio at constant operating temperature, correlated to the transition from an oxygen dominated to an almost fully CO covered Pt surface, originating from the difference in adsorption kinetics between CO and O2. Indications were also given pointing towards an increased sensitivity to background hydrogen as being the mediator of at least part of the CO response. Some general characteristics regarding the response mechanism of field effect sensors with differently structured metal contacts were also indicated.

    The CO response mechanism of Pt metal MISiC sensors could also be utilized in developing a combustion control system based on two sensors and a thermocouple, which when tested in a 40 kW wood fired boiler exhibited a good performance for fuels with extremely low to normal moisture content, substantially decreasing emissions of unburned matter.

    List of papers
    1. Investigations on the possibilities of a MISiCFET sensor system for OBD and combustion control utilizing different catalytic gate materials
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigations on the possibilities of a MISiCFET sensor system for OBD and combustion control utilizing different catalytic gate materials
    Show others...
    2004 (English)In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 30-31, no 1, p. 365-368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Different catalytic materials, like Pt and Ir, applied as gate contacts on metal insulator silicon carbide field effect transistors — MISiCFET—facilitate the manufacture of gas sensor devices with differences in selectivity, devices which due to the chemical stability and wide band gap of SiC are suitable for high temperature applications. The combination of such devices in a sensor system, utilizing multivariate analysis/modeling, have been tested and some promising results in respect of monitoring a few typical exhaust and flue gas constituents, in the future aiming at on board diagnostics (OBD) and combustion control, have been obtained.

    Keywords
    platinum, iridium, sensor system, field effect sensors, SiC, OBD, combustion control, car exhaust, flue gases
    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13092 (URN)10.1023/B:TOCA.0000029776.18603.74 (DOI)
    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    2. On the applicability of MISiCFET gas sensors regarding ammonia slip monitoring in small-scale boilers running SNCR
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the applicability of MISiCFET gas sensors regarding ammonia slip monitoring in small-scale boilers running SNCR
    2007 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Gas sensitive Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide Field Effect Transistor – MISiCFET – devices have shown good possibilities of realizing sensors for high temperature applications. One such application could be the monitoring of ammonia slip from boilers running SNCR – Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) with ammonia (NH3). In this study a number of MISiCFET gas sensors operated at different temperatures and with both platinum (Pt) and iridium (Ir) as the gate contact have been tested for their ability to detect and quantify ammonia slip in flue gases from a 5.6 MW wood fired boiler during a test of a new SNCR-system. The individual sensors have been evaluated and compared to each other for the sensitivity towards NH3 and possible cross-sensitivities to other flue gas species through the comparison of the sensor signals with the signals from analytical instruments like FTIR – Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy – for nitrogen oxides (NO + NO2), NH3, and carbon monoxide (CO) and an FID – Flame Ionization Detector – for the Total Hydrocarbon Concentration (THC). The ability of a combination of sensors to provide extra or more accurate information about the NH3 concentration was also evaluated through the construction and validation of a Partial Least Squares – PLS – regression model based on all the sensor signals. Under the assumption that the sensors’ responses follow a logarithmic dependence on NH3 concentration the results regarding  ammonia slip quantification were promising both for a single Ir sensor and for the system based on all sensors. There is still a question mark for the long-term stability of the devices in real flue gases, however.

    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13093 (URN)
    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved
    3. SiC-FE gas sensor based combustion control in domestic heating systems, characteristics and utility
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>SiC-FE gas sensor based combustion control in domestic heating systems, characteristics and utility
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    2007 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    SiC based field effect gas sensors have been evaluated for future possible use in combustion control schemes for domestic heating systems. Emphasis has been on the possibility to monitor the state of combustion and follow the development of the combustion process from an emissions point of view and to determine its cause. The sensor signals have been compared to true emissions data – CO and total hydrocarbon concentration – as obtained by an IR spectrometer and a flame ionization detector (FID) as well as flue gas concentration of oxygen as obtained by a paramagnetic cell. The sensor characteristics have been evaluated using multivariate statistics and the results suggest that, by using the signals from one or more SiC-based field effect sensors and a thermocouple, it seems possible to provide a rough picture of the state of combustion applicable to a control scheme in order to reduce emissions and increase the power to fuel economy.

    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13094 (URN)
    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved
    4. On the CO response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensors
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the CO response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensors
    (English)Manuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The response characteristics of Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide (MISiC) field effect sensor devices, with platinum (Pt) as the metal contact, towards carbon monoxide (CO) at varying oxygen (O2) concentrations and over a wide range of temperatures have been investigated in detail at atmospheric pressure. The influence of hydrogen (H2) on the CO response was also studied. Sensor devices with thin, porous as well as dense, homogeneous Pt films on top of both silicon dioxide (SiO2) and magnesium oxide (MgO) as insulator materials were investigated in this study. The reaction products generated on the sensor surfaces were also monitored with a mass spectrometer connected to the gas flow just downstream of the sensor location and the results compared to CO oxidation characteristics over Pt/SiO2 and to some extent Pt/MgO catalysts as reported in literature. By correlating the response characteristics of these devices with CO2 formation and hydrogen consumption on the sensor surfaces, strong indications for a CO response mechanism involving a CO induced increased sensitivity to background hydrogen have been obtained, this mechanism being hypothesized to be the only one behind the CO sensitivity of devices with dense Pt metal contacts. The results also give further support to the idea that also other processes than an increased sensitivity to background hydrogen contribute to the CO response of sensor devices with a porous platinum film as the metal contact, one candidate being the removal of oxygen anions from the surface of exposed oxide areas through the oxidation reaction with CO.

    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13095 (URN)
    Note

    This manuscript was never submitted to a journal and will not be published.

    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved
    5. On the response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensors towards non-hydrogen containing species and specifically NO
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensors towards non-hydrogen containing species and specifically NO
    (English)Manuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The response characteristics of Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide (MISiC) field effect sensor devices, with platinum (Pt) as the metal contact, towards nitrogen oxide (NO) for both low as well as relatively high background oxygen (O2) concentrations and different temperatures have been investigated at atmospheric pressure. Devices with both porous and dense Pt metal gate contacts have been investigated and the results seem to confirm the theories and results from earlier measurements regarding the requirement of porous metal films for the existence of a response to NO for this kind of sensor device. The results also suggest that no NO induced increased sensitivity to background hydrogen exists, at least it does not play any role in the observed NO sensitivity, as opposed to what has been suggested in the case of CO. The obtained results are also discussed in relation to some of the proposed sensing mechanisms for non-hydrogen containing substances and in comparison to NO reduction characteristics on Pt/SiO2 catalysts, as reported in literature. The results further give some indications about also some other process/ processes being important for the response of SiC based field effect sensors towards NO than just adsorption/desorption.

    National Category
    Physical Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13096 (URN)
    Note

    This manuscript was never submitted to a journal and will not be published.

    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved
    6. A novel sensor system based on gas sensitive MISiCFET devices for combustion control in small-scale wood fired boilers
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>A novel sensor system based on gas sensitive MISiCFET devices for combustion control in small-scale wood fired boilers
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    2007 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13097 (URN)
    Available from: 2008-04-01 Created: 2008-04-01 Last updated: 2014-01-09
  • 32.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Becker, Elin
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Skoglund, Magnus
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    In situ DRIFT study of the CO response mechanism of MISFET sensors using Pt/SiO2 model sensor2008In: Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, IEEE , 2008, p. 1309-1312Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The temperature dependence of the sensor response towards CO of SiC-FET sensors has been studied by combining in situ DRIFT spectroscopy and sensor response measurements. The DRIFT spectroscopy studies have been performed on a model sensor representing the top layer of a SiC-FET sensor with porous Pt gate. Adsorbates on the model sensor have been studied at varying temperatures and gas concentrations, and correlated to sensor response measurements at similar experimental conditions. The results show that the temperature dependence partly can be correlated to the CO coverage of the surface. The switching point of the sensor response, observed at different temperatures depending on the CO and oxygen concentrations is well in accordance with the kinetics of the CO oxidation reaction.

  • 33.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Buchholt, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Wingbrant, Helena
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    On the CO response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensorsManuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The response characteristics of Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide (MISiC) field effect sensor devices, with platinum (Pt) as the metal contact, towards carbon monoxide (CO) at varying oxygen (O2) concentrations and over a wide range of temperatures have been investigated in detail at atmospheric pressure. The influence of hydrogen (H2) on the CO response was also studied. Sensor devices with thin, porous as well as dense, homogeneous Pt films on top of both silicon dioxide (SiO2) and magnesium oxide (MgO) as insulator materials were investigated in this study. The reaction products generated on the sensor surfaces were also monitored with a mass spectrometer connected to the gas flow just downstream of the sensor location and the results compared to CO oxidation characteristics over Pt/SiO2 and to some extent Pt/MgO catalysts as reported in literature. By correlating the response characteristics of these devices with CO2 formation and hydrogen consumption on the sensor surfaces, strong indications for a CO response mechanism involving a CO induced increased sensitivity to background hydrogen have been obtained, this mechanism being hypothesized to be the only one behind the CO sensitivity of devices with dense Pt metal contacts. The results also give further support to the idea that also other processes than an increased sensitivity to background hydrogen contribute to the CO response of sensor devices with a porous platinum film as the metal contact, one candidate being the removal of oxygen anions from the surface of exposed oxide areas through the oxidation reaction with CO.

  • 34.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Buchholt, Kristina
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Wingbrant, Helena
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    On the response mechanism of SiC based field effect gas sensors towards non-hydrogen containing species and specifically NOManuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The response characteristics of Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide (MISiC) field effect sensor devices, with platinum (Pt) as the metal contact, towards nitrogen oxide (NO) for both low as well as relatively high background oxygen (O2) concentrations and different temperatures have been investigated at atmospheric pressure. Devices with both porous and dense Pt metal gate contacts have been investigated and the results seem to confirm the theories and results from earlier measurements regarding the requirement of porous metal films for the existence of a response to NO for this kind of sensor device. The results also suggest that no NO induced increased sensitivity to background hydrogen exists, at least it does not play any role in the observed NO sensitivity, as opposed to what has been suggested in the case of CO. The obtained results are also discussed in relation to some of the proposed sensing mechanisms for non-hydrogen containing substances and in comparison to NO reduction characteristics on Pt/SiO2 catalysts, as reported in literature. The results further give some indications about also some other process/ processes being important for the response of SiC based field effect sensors towards NO than just adsorption/desorption.

  • 35.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Everbrand, Lars
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Nyström, T
    NIBE.
    Nilsson, M
    NIBE.
    Gauffin, C
    Svensson, H
    A MISiCFET based gas sensor system for combustion control in small-scale wood fired boilers2007In: IEEE Sensors,2007, 2007, p. 962-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Everbrand, Lars
    Nyström, Torkel
    Nilsson, Mikael
    Gauffin, Claes
    Svensson, Holger
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    A novel sensor system based on gas sensitive MISiCFET devices for combustion control in small-scale wood fired boilers2007Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Holmberg, Martin
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Lundström, Ingemar
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Lloyd-Spets, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Martensson, P.
    Paolesse, R.
    Department of Chemical Science and Technology, University of Rome (Tor Vergata), via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133 Rome, Italy.
    Falconi, C.
    Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome (Tor Vergata), Via di Tor Vergata 110, 00133 Rome, Italy.
    Proietti, E.
    Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome (Tor Vergata), Via di Tor Vergata 110, 00133 Rome, Italy.
    Di, Natale C.
    Di Natale, C., Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome (Tor Vergata), Via di Tor Vergata 110, 00133 Rome, Italy.
    D'Amico, A.
    Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome (Tor Vergata), Via di Tor Vergata 110, 00133 Rome, Italy.
    Development of a ChemFET sensor with molecular films of porphyrins as sensitive layer2001In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, E-ISSN 1873-3077, Vol. 77, no 1-2, p. 567-571Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The interaction of chemical species with molecular films of porphyrins causes variations of the work function of the film itself, as it has been recently demonstrated by using the Kelvin probe technique. This characteristic makes porphyrins films suitable to be used as sensitive layers in ChemFET sensors. In this paper, we present a preliminary report about the fabrication and testing of such gas sensitive devices. The technological solutions towards an optimised device are also illustrated and discussed. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ljung, Per
    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Älvkarleby, Sweden.
    Mattsson, Mattias
    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Älvkarleby, Sweden.
    Löfdahl, Mikael
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Investigations on the possibilities of a MISiCFET sensor system for OBD and combustion control utilizing different catalytic gate materials2004In: Topics in catalysis, ISSN 1022-5528, E-ISSN 1572-9028, Vol. 30-31, no 1, p. 365-368Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different catalytic materials, like Pt and Ir, applied as gate contacts on metal insulator silicon carbide field effect transistors — MISiCFET—facilitate the manufacture of gas sensor devices with differences in selectivity, devices which due to the chemical stability and wide band gap of SiC are suitable for high temperature applications. The combination of such devices in a sensor system, utilizing multivariate analysis/modeling, have been tested and some promising results in respect of monitoring a few typical exhaust and flue gas constituents, in the future aiming at on board diagnostics (OBD) and combustion control, have been obtained.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Detecting non-hydrogen containing species with field effect devices2008In: IEEE Sensors,2008, IEEE , 2008, p. 1320-1323Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An investigation of the influence and role of oxygen in the detection of non-hydrogen containing substances with Pt/SiO2/SiC based MOS field effect sensors, employing new model systems, has been carried out. With the use of a novel intermediate layer, by which the direct influence of hydrogen on the sensor response can be markedly reduced, the part of the sensor response which is not directly related to hydrogen (which to a small extent is always present in any gas mixture) could be resolved. The Pt/SiO2 NO reduction/oxidation model system has also been studied from a sensor perspective and the results compared to spectroscopic and mass spectrometry studies of the surface reactions from the field of catalysis. The results support the hypothesis from earlier work that the removal of oxygen from the sensor surface (e.g. by oxidation reactions with CO or NO) to a certain extent directly is involved in the detection of non-hydrogen containing species.

  • 40.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tailoring of field effect gas sensors for sensing of non-hydrogen containing substances from mechanistic studies on model systems2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To gain knowledge about the transduction mechanisms involved in the sensitivity of field effect gas sensors towards non-hydrogen containing substances, such as O-2, NO and CO, the sensor signal characteristics during exposure of some conceptually different model sensors to these as well as hydrogen containing gases have been investigated. The MOS capacitor based model sensors employ different combinations of insulator and contact materials, such as MgO, LaF3, IrO2 etc. The gas composition downstream of the sensor during test gas exposure at various conditions has also been studied by mass spectrometry (MS) and compared for the different model systems. The results have been compared to the characteristics of ordinary SiC/SiO2/Pt structures and from the information obtained a tailor made field effect sensor structure for oxygen sensing, to our knowledge for the first time with minimal interference from H-2, CO, and hydrocarbons, has been tested with promising results.

  • 41.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tailoring of SiC based field effect gas sensors for improved selectivity t non-hydrogen containing species2010In: IMCS13 2010, 2010, p. 369-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Becker, Elin
    Skoglundh, Magnus
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    In Situ DRIFT study of hydrogen and CO adsorption on Pt/SiO2 model sensors2007In: IEEE Sensors,2007, 2007, p. 1028-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Mattsson, Mattias
    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Älvkarleby, Sweden.
    Ljung, Per
    Vattenfall Utveckling AB, Älvkarleby, Sweden.
    On the applicability of MISiCFET gas sensors regarding ammonia slip monitoring in small-scale boilers running SNCR2007Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Gas sensitive Metal Insulator Silicon Carbide Field Effect Transistor – MISiCFET – devices have shown good possibilities of realizing sensors for high temperature applications. One such application could be the monitoring of ammonia slip from boilers running SNCR – Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) with ammonia (NH3). In this study a number of MISiCFET gas sensors operated at different temperatures and with both platinum (Pt) and iridium (Ir) as the gate contact have been tested for their ability to detect and quantify ammonia slip in flue gases from a 5.6 MW wood fired boiler during a test of a new SNCR-system. The individual sensors have been evaluated and compared to each other for the sensitivity towards NH3 and possible cross-sensitivities to other flue gas species through the comparison of the sensor signals with the signals from analytical instruments like FTIR – Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy – for nitrogen oxides (NO + NO2), NH3, and carbon monoxide (CO) and an FID – Flame Ionization Detector – for the Total Hydrocarbon Concentration (THC). The ability of a combination of sensors to provide extra or more accurate information about the NH3 concentration was also evaluated through the construction and validation of a Partial Least Squares – PLS – regression model based on all the sensor signals. Under the assumption that the sensors’ responses follow a logarithmic dependence on NH3 concentration the results regarding  ammonia slip quantification were promising both for a single Ir sensor and for the system based on all sensors. There is still a question mark for the long-term stability of the devices in real flue gases, however.

  • 44.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Pearce, Ruth
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Tunable gas alarms for high temperature applications based on 4H-SiC MISFET devices2011In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related materials, 2011, p. 365-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Petersson, Henrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Padban, Nader
    TPS Termiska Processer AB, Studsvik, Nyköping, Sweden.
    Larfeldt, Jenny
    TPS Termiska Processer AB, Studsvik, Nyköping, Sweden.
    Holmberg, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    SiC-FE gas sensor based combustion control in domestic heating systems, characteristics and utility2007Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    SiC based field effect gas sensors have been evaluated for future possible use in combustion control schemes for domestic heating systems. Emphasis has been on the possibility to monitor the state of combustion and follow the development of the combustion process from an emissions point of view and to determine its cause. The sensor signals have been compared to true emissions data – CO and total hydrocarbon concentration – as obtained by an IR spectrometer and a flame ionization detector (FID) as well as flue gas concentration of oxygen as obtained by a paramagnetic cell. The sensor characteristics have been evaluated using multivariate statistics and the results suggest that, by using the signals from one or more SiC-based field effect sensors and a thermocouple, it seems possible to provide a rough picture of the state of combustion applicable to a control scheme in order to reduce emissions and increase the power to fuel economy.

  • 46.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Petersson, Henrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Pardban, N.
    TPS Termiska Processer AB, Nyköping, Sweden.
    Larfeldt, J.
    TPS Termiska Processer AB, Nyköping, Sweden.
    Holmberg, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lloyd Spetz, Anita
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The characteristics and utility of SiC-FE gas sensors for control of combustion in domestic heating systems [MISFET sensors]2004In: Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2004., 2004, p. 1157-1160Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The possible utility of MISiCFET gas sensors in the application of combustion control in small-scale boilers has been tested and compared to commercially available resistive-type MOS sensors. The results suggest that by using the signals from one or more MISiCFET sensors, together with the measured temperature of the furnace, it seems possible to provide a rough picture of the state of combustion applicable to a control scheme in order to reduce emissions and increase the power to fuel economy.

  • 47.
    Andersson, Mike
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Wingbrant, Helena
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Lloyd-Spets, Anita
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics .
    Study of CO response of SiC based field effect gas sensors2005In: IEEE Sensors 2005,2005, 2005, p. 105-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Andersson, Olof
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Björefors, Fredrik
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Ulrich, Christian
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Ederth, Thomas
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Characterization of Surface Modifications using Voltammetry and Imaging SPR2006In: Europtrode VIII, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Andersson, Olof
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ulrich, Christian
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Björefors, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Imaging SPR for detection of local electrochemical processes on patterned surfaces2008In: Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, E-ISSN 1873-3077, Vol. 134, no 2, p. 545-550Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Imaging surface plasmon resonance (iSPR) was used in conjunction with voltammetry to investigate the possibility of detecting local electrochemical processes in situ on chemically modified electrodes. More specifically, a pattern of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiocholesterol and 1-hexadecanethiol was microcontact printed on gold substrates, and the blocking characteristics on different parts of the pattern were investigated. The SPR images reflected the changes in the refractive index over the working electrode due to electrochemical processes, which in the present case showed the ability of the SAMs to impede faradaic reactions. The results show that differences in packing densities or porosity of SAMs in different regions of a patterned surface can be visualized as electrochemical images using iSPR. The strength of utilizing an optical detection method for electrochemical characterization lies in the ability to achieve lateral resolution in real-time. Electrochemical reactions can also be used to enhance the contrast in SPR images of thin layers of components with similar thicknesses and refractive indices.

  • 50.
    Andersson, Olof
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Ulrich, Christian
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Physics.
    Liedberg, Bo
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Björefors, Fredrik
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Sensor Science and Molecular Physics.
    Characterization Of Surface Modifications Using Voltammetry Combined With Imaging SPR2006Conference paper (Other academic)
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