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Detection of Nitric Oxide usingCarbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors

Kuzmych, Oleksandr Kuzmych (2007) Detection of Nitric Oxide usingCarbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A new method for detection of nitric oxide in gas phase is based on acombination of catalytic conversion and conductivity measurements using achemically functionalized carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (NTFET) device.Gas mixtures containing nitric oxide (NO) are passed through a catalytic converter(CrO3) which converts NO into nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The latter is delivered tothe surface of the NTFET sensor coated with poly(ethylene imine) (PEI).Interaction of the gas with a chemically functionalized NTFET results in aconductivity change that is proportional to the NO gas concentration. The widerange of NO gas concentrations from approximately 2 ppb to 5 ppm was tested. Thedetection limit of NO has been measured as 5ppb (S/N=3) in inert atmosphere at afixed relative humidity (30%). Cross sensitivity to carbon dioxide and oxygen wasmeasured in the gas mixture, modeling human breath conditions. If CO2 is removedby means of an ascarite trap, the new method offers the advantage of low cost,compact size and simplicity of set up.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kuzmych, Oleksandr Kuzmycholk5@pitt.eduOLK5
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairStar, Alexastar@pitt.eduASTAR
Committee MemberAmemiya, Shigeruamemiya@pitt.eduAMEMIYA
Committee MemberChapman, Tobytchapman@imap.pitt.eduTCHAPMAN
Date: 14 June 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 11 January 2007
Approval Date: 14 June 2007
Submission Date: 19 April 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: asthma; Carbon nanotubes; detection; nitric oxide; oxidation
Other ID:, etd-04192007-141855
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:39
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:41


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