The effect of dipole moment and electron deficiency of analytes on the chemiresistive response of TiO2(B) nanowires

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4179-4182
Journal / PublicationAnalyst
Volume136
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Nanostructured TiO2(B) thin films were found to have strong and fast chemiresistive response to nitro-aromatic and nitro-amino explosives recently. In this study, the effects of dipole moment and electron deficiency of the analyte molecules on the chemiresistive response are explored to understand the details of molecular interactions of analytes with the sensor surface which lead to charge depletion and the chemiresistive effect. It was found that the speed of the response is dominated by the polarity of the analytes and molecules with larger dipole moments produce faster responses. The degree of the response was found to be dominated by the electron deficiency of the analytes and molecules with greater electron deficiency produce stronger chemiresistive responses. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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The effect of dipole moment and electron deficiency of analytes on the chemiresistive response of TiO2(B) nanowires. / Wang, Danling; Chen, Antao; Jang, Sei-Hum; Davies, Joshua; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Analyst, Vol. 136, No. 20, 21.10.2011, p. 4179-4182.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal