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Title: Characterisation of capacitive field-effect sensors with a nanocrystalline-diamond film as transducer material for multi-parameter sensing
Authors: Abouzar, Maryam H.
Poghossian, A.
Razavi, A.
BIJNENS, Nathalie 
WAGNER, Patrick 
Schoening, M. J.
Issue Date: 2009
Source: BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, 24(5). p. 1298-1304
Abstract: The feasibility of a capacitive field-effect EDIS (electrolyte-diamond-insulator-semiconductor) platform for multi-parameter sensing is demonstrated by realising EDIS sensors with an O-terminated nanocrystalline-diamond (NCD) film as transducer material for the detection of pH and penicillin concentration as well as for the label-free electrical monitoring of adsorption and binding of charged macromolecules, like polyelectrolytes. The NCD films were grown on P-Si-SiO2 substrates by microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition. To obtain O-terminated surfaces, the NCD films were treated in an oxidising medium. The NCD-based field-effect sensors have been characterised by means of constant-capacitance method. The average pH sensitivity of the O-terminated NCD film was 40 mV/pH. A low detection limit of 5 mu M and a high penicillin G sensitivity of 65-70 mV/decade has been obtained for an EDIS penicillin biosensor with the adsorptively immobilised enzyme penicillinase. Alternating potential changes, having tendency to decrease with increasing the number of adsorbed polyelectrolyte layers, have been observed after the layer-by-layer deposition of polyelectrolyte multilayers, using positively charged PAH (poly (allylamine hydrochloride)) and a negatively charged PSS (poly (sodium 4-styrene sulfonate)) as a model system. The response mechanism of the developed EDIS sensors is discussed. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Abouzar, M. H.; Poghossian, A.; Razavi, A.; Schoening, M. J.] Aachen Univ Appl Sci, Inst Nano & Biotechnol, Aachen, Germany. [Abouzar, M. H.; Poghossian, A.; Razavi, A.; Schoening, M. J.] Res Ctr Julich, Inst Bio & Nanosyst 2, Julich, Germany. [Williams, O. A.; Bijnens, N.; Wagner, P.] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Keywords: Nanocrystalline diamond; Capacitive field-effect sensor; pH sensor; Penicillin sensor; Charged macromolecules; Polyelectrolyte
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ISSN: 0956-5663
e-ISSN: 1873-4235
DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2008.07.056
ISI #: 000263199800040
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2010
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