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Au Nanocomposite Based Chemiresistive Ammonia Sensor for Health Monitoring

Pandey, Sadanand and Nanda, Karuna K (2016) Au Nanocomposite Based Chemiresistive Ammonia Sensor for Health Monitoring. In: ACS SENSORS, 1 (1). pp. 55-62.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.5b00013


We have developed a fast and highly sensitive chemiresistive sensor based on the nanocomposite of polysaccharide (guar gum) and gold nanoparticles for the room temperature detection of ammonia in the range of 0.1 parts-per-quadrillion (ppq) to 75 000 parts-per-million (ppm). Sensor response, selectivity, and stability studies reveal excellent sensing of the nanocomposite. The room temperature operation under ambient conditions and the wide range sensing indicates that the composites can be explored for environmental as well as biomedical applications. We have for the first time quantified the ammonia level released from the urine and blood serum of human beings using the resisitive sensor. The urine ammonia level was found to be similar to 24 000 ppm and is higher for patients with renal problems. This demonstrated the utility of the sensor for health monitoring.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACS SENSORS
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55365

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