Ultrathin reconfigurable molecular filter for gas-selective sensing

Masahiro Imahashi, You Chiyomaru, Kenshi Hayashi

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Development of a sensor system with high molecular recognition ability was examined for comprehensive detection of numerous volatiles. The built system extracts molecular profiles and classifies odor and VOCs by structurally discernible adsorbents with high selectivity and condensation ability. These adsorbents have multilayer structures where molecular imprinted filter was fabricated on various concentrating materials. Target molecules were selectively absorbed into concentrating layers and other gases were blocked by the nanofiltration. Therefore, the system embedded developed adsorbents enables the detection and discrimination of low-concentrated gases. In addition, nano-filters are optimized and tailored for various applications. These possess not only the flexibility to be easily reconfigured with different properties, but also specific properties to interact with a variety of volatiles. In this study, basic characteristics of molecular filters with reconfigurability was investigated by applying functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467346405
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2013Nov 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Other12th IEEE SENSORS 2013 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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