Sensitive, selective chemical-sensing layers produced by plasma organic film technology

Iwao Sugimoto, Masayuki Nakamura, Hiroki Kuwano

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Plasma organic films, the properties of which can be modified by adjusting their molecular structures, have various potential applications as high-performance chemical-sensing probes. Sensitive, selective sensing devices have been prepared by sputtering amino acids and fluoropolymers on a quartz-crystal microbalance plate. Their sorption properties are governed by their polar or non-polar molecular structures. An indication of their sorption capacities, which provide sensory information, is obtained from a physicochemical description of their molecular interactions with organic vapors based on the solvatochromic descriptors. This approach will be useful for tailoring the structure of chemical-sensing layers and their sorption characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical sensors
  • Plasma organic films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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