Forest I. Bohrer

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The performance of arrays of small, densely integrated chemiresistor (CR) vapor sensors with electron-beam patterned interface layers of thiolate-monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (MPNs) is explored. Each CR in the array consists of a 100-μm(2) interdigital electrode separated from adjacent devices by 4 μm. Initial studies involved four separate(More)
Use of electron-beam induced crosslinking to pattern films of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (MPNs) onto a chemiresistor (CR) sensor array is described. Each of the four CRs comprises a 100 µm(2) set of interdigital electrodes (IDEs) with 100 nm widths and spaces, separated from adjacent devices by 4 µm. Films of four MPNs, each with a different(More)
The use of hydrogen peroxide as a precursor to improvised explosives has made its detection a topic of critical importance. Chemiresistor arrays comprised of 50 nm thick films of metallophthalocyanines (MPcs) are redox selective vapor sensors of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is shown to decrease currents in cobalt phthalocyanine sensors while it(More)
The sensitivities of metallophthalocyanine (MPcs: M = Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, and H(2)) chemiresistors to vapor phase electron donors were examined using 50 nm MPc films deposited on interdigitated electrodes. Sensor responses were measured as changes in current at constant voltage. Analytes were chosen to span a broad range of Lewis base and hydrogen bond base(More)
Density functional theory (DFT) simulations were used to determine the binding strength of 12 electron-donating analytes to the zinc metal center of a zinc phthalocyanine molecule (ZnPc monomer). The analyte binding strengths were compared to the analytes' enthalpies of complex formation with boron trifluoride (BF(3)), which is a direct measure of their(More)
The gas sensing behaviors of cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) and metal-free phthalocyanine (H2Pc) thin films were investigated with respect to analyte basicity. Chemiresistive sensors were fabricated by deposition of 50 nm thick films on interdigitated gold electrodes via organic molecular beam epitaxy (OMBE). Time-dependent current responses of the films were(More)
This paper explores the discrimination of organic vapors with arrays of chemiresistors (CRs) employing interface layers of tin-oxide nanowires (NWs) and thiolate-monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (MPNs). The former devices use contact-printed mats of NWs on micro-hotplate membranes to bridge a pair of metal electrodes. Oxidation at the NW surface(More)
The NO chemisorption dynamics on ordered multilayer iron phthalocyanine (FePc) and quasiamorphous multilayer tetra-t-butyl FePc (ttbu-FePc) films on a Au(111) substrate was investigated using the King and Wells reflection technique. The NO zero coverage or initial sticking probabilities (S(0)) were measured as a function of sample temperature (T(s)) and(More)
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