Silicon nanowire-based devices for gas-phase sensing

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Since their introduction in 2001, SiNW-based sensor devices have attracted considerable interest as a general platform for ultra-sensitive, electrical detection of biological and chemical species. Most studies focus on detecting, sensing and monitoring analytes in aqueous solution, but the number of studies on sensing gases and vapors using SiNW-based devices is increasing. This review gives an overview of selected research papers related to the application of electrical SiNW-based devices in the gas phase that have been reported over the past 10 years. Special attention is given to surface modification strategies and the sensing principles involved. In addition, future steps and technological challenges in this field are addressed. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.




Cao, A., Sudhölter, E. J. R., & de Smet, L. C. P. M. (2013, December 24). Silicon nanowire-based devices for gas-phase sensing. Sensors (Switzerland). MDPI AG.

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