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TiO2 Nano Flowers Based EGFET Sensor for pH Sensing

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Green Energy Technology Research Center, Kun Shan University, Tainan 710, Taiwan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Microelectronics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Kun Shan University, Tainan 710, Taiwan
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Coatings 2019, 9(4), 251; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9040251
Received: 19 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 11 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Thin Film Transistors: Properties and Applications)
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Abstract

In this study, pH sensors were successfully fabricated on a fluorine-doped tin oxide substrate and grown via hydrothermal methods for 8 h for pH sensing characteristics. The morphology was obtained by high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and showed randomly oriented flower-like nanostructures. The TiO2 nanoflower pH sensors were measured over a pH range of 2–12. Results showed a high sensitivity of the TiO2 nano-flowers pH sensor, 2.7 (μA)1/2/pH, and a linear relationship between IDS and pH (regression of 0.9991). The relationship between voltage reference and pH displayed a sensitivity of a 46 mV/pH and a linear regression of 0.9989. The experimental result indicated that a flower-like TiO2 nanostructure extended gate field effect transistor (EGFET) pH sensor effectively detected the pH value. View Full-Text
Keywords: EGFET; TiO2; hydrothermal synthesis EGFET; TiO2; hydrothermal synthesis
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Yang, C.-C.; Chen, K.-Y.; Su, Y.-K. TiO2 Nano Flowers Based EGFET Sensor for pH Sensing. Coatings 2019, 9, 251.

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