Gustavo Serrano

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A prototype microfabricated gas chromatograph (μGC) adapted specifically for the rapid determination of selected gas-phase marker compounds of the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) at sub-parts-per-billion (<ppb) concentrations in complex mixtures is described. Si-microfabricated focuser, separation column, and sensor array components are integrated(More)
This article describes the development and characterization of a partially selective preconcentrator/focuser (PCF) module for a field-portable micro-scale gas chromatograph (μGC) designed to rapidly determine trace levels of two vapor-phase markers of the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT): 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane (DMNB) and 2,4-dinitrotoluene(More)
A microfabricated thermal modulator (μTM) designed for ultimate use in a comprehensive two-dimensional microscale gas chromatography (μGC × μGC) system is evaluated. The 2-stage device measures 13 mm (l) × 6 mm (w) × 0.5 mm (h) and consists of two interconnected serpentine etched-Si microchannels suspended from a thin Pyrex cap and wall-coated with PDMS(More)
Rapid, comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatographic (GC × GC) separations by use of a microfabricated midpoint thermal modulator (μTM) are demonstrated, and the effects of various μTM design and operating parameters on performance are characterized. The two-stage μTM chip consists of two interconnected spiral etched-Si microchannels (4.2 and 2.8 cm(More)
This article describes the development and characterization of a multi-stage preconcentrator/focuser (PCF) module designed to be integrated with a microfabricated gas chromatograph (µGC) for autonomous, in situ determinations of volatile organic compounds. The PCF module has been optimized specifically for the determination of trichloroethylene (TCE) vapors(More)
In this paper, we present a robust and adaptable technique to integrate microfluidics with an on-chip thiolatemonolayer-protected gold nanoparticle coated chemiresistorarray for vapor analyte detection in a micro-scale gas chromatograph (μGC). The process involves mounting a sensing chip and capillary tubes within a silicon “extension carrier” (EC), capping(More)
A monolithic chemiresistor (CR) array micro-system with microfluidic channel for micro gas chromatograph (μGC) is presented in this paper. A CMOS readout chip was designed for amplifying and conditioning the signal of a 4×2 MPN-coated CR array fabricated on the surface of the CMOS chip. A micro glass lid with input and output capillary tubes was developed(More)
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