Evaluation of coated QCM for the detection of atmospheric ozone

Muller, JBA, Smith, CE, Newton, MI ORCID: 0000-0003-4231-1002 and Percival, CJ, 2011. Evaluation of coated QCM for the detection of atmospheric ozone. Analyst, 136 (14), pp. 2963-2968.

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A coated acoustic wave sensor has been developed to selectively detect atmospheric ozone. The selective detection has been assessed using a variety of coatings: beeswax, gallic acid, indigo carmine, polybutadiene, potassium iodide and sodium nitrite. Polybutadiene was the most sensitive with a limit of detection of 55 ppb. The sensitivity was improved by operating at higher harmonics and was shown to increase linearly with harmonic up to the 11th harmonic. This novel work shows that ozone detection can be improved by operating at the crystals' harmonic frequencies and in conjunction with a suitable flow rate, a potentially highly sensitive and fast response sensor can be created based on acoustic wave technology

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Analyst
Creators: Muller, J.B.A., Smith, C.E., Newton, M.I. and Percival, C.J.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Date: 2011
Volume: 136
Number: 14
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:22
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9466

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