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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 479;

Aryl-Diazonium Functionalized Polycrystalline Silicon Nanoribbons Based Device for Lead Detection

Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes, 35000 Rennes, France
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, 35000 Rennes, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 28 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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Development of sensors enabling lead traces detection is a burning issue as heavy metals ions are responsible of brain diseases. In this paper, we present a simple electronic resistor based on polycrystalline silicon nanoribbons and functionalized with aryl-diazonium salts in view of using this type of structures for heavy metal detection. The preconcentration of lead at the surface of the functionalized nanostructures has been checked. Finally, electrical characterization of the resistors showed that the sensor sensitivity to these species is improved thanks to functionalization in the range 10−7 to 10−5 mol·L−1.
Keywords: sensor; nanoribbons; diazonium salts sensor; nanoribbons; diazonium salts
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Borgne, B.L.; Salaün, A.-C.; Pichon, L.; Geneste, F. Aryl-Diazonium Functionalized Polycrystalline Silicon Nanoribbons Based Device for Lead Detection. Proceedings 2017, 1, 479.

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