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Sensors 2011, 11(3), 3267-3280; doi:10.3390/s110303267

Optical Sensor for Diverse Organic Vapors at ppm Concentration Ranges

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Received: 17 February 2011 / Revised: 12 March 2011 / Accepted: 15 March 2011 / Published: 17 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Direct and Indirect Sensing of Odor and VOCs and Their Control)
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A broadly responsive optical organic vapor sensor is described that responds to low concentrations of organic vapors without significant interference from water vapor. Responses to several classes of organic vapors are highlighted, and trends within classes are presented. The relationship between molecular properties (vapor pressure, boiling point, polarizability, and refractive index) and sensor response are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: chemical sensor; ppm; visua chemical sensor; ppm; visua

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Thomas, J.C.; Trend, J.E.; Rakow, N.A.; Wendland, M.S.; Poirier, R.J.; Paolucci, D.M. Optical Sensor for Diverse Organic Vapors at ppm Concentration Ranges. Sensors 2011, 11, 3267-3280.

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