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Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives Using an Electrical- Electrochemical and Optical Hybrid Sensor

Abstract In today's world there is a great need for sensing methods as tools to provide critical information to solve today's problems in security applications. Real time detection of trace chemicals, such as explosives, in a complex environment containing various interferents using a portable device that can be reliably deployed in a field has been a difficult challenge. A hybrid nanosensor based on the electrochemical reduction of trinitrotoluene (TNT) and the interaction of the reduction products with conducting polymer nanojunctions in an ionic liquid was fabricated. The sensor simultaneously measures the electrochemical current from the reduction of TNT and the conductance change of the polymer nanojunction caused from the reduction pro... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Diaz Aguilar, Alvaro (Author) / Tao, Nongjian (Advisor) / Tsui, Raymond (Committee member) / Barnaby, Hugh (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nanoscience / Electrical engineering / Chemistry / Conductive polymer / Explosives / Nanosensors / Sensors
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 130 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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