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Study of multichannel QCM prospects in VOC detection

Bhattacharjee, Soumik and Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Aliza 'Aini and Vyakaranam, Aparna and Svpk, Satya Devu and Shameem, SSS and Sulo, Rafida and Zainuddin, Ahmad Anwar (2021) Study of multichannel QCM prospects in VOC detection. In: 1st International Conference on Fundamental, Applied Sciences and Technology, ICoFAST 2021, 15-16 March 2021, Perlis, Malaysia.

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Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) is a mass detection sensor capable of measuring mass sensitivity at nanogram levels when based on a thickness shear mode piezoelectric crystal set at high frequencies. These sensors detect with high accuracy while benefiting from simple geometry, low costs, and ease of fabrication. Researchers prefer piezoelectric crystal sensors to the recent methods of gas chromatography/mass chromatography (GC/MC), high pressure liquid chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), which are time-consuming and not cost-effective. Unlike conventional QCM sensors that are limited to a single-electrode structure—which minimizes their scope of detection—the Multichannel QCM (MQCM) incorporates multiple sensors fabricated on a single crystal wafer. Each sensor is selectively coated with a sensing material that promotes the adsorption of target vapours. One of the widely used application of QCM sensors is in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) detection. This paper imparts a critical overview of recent publications on the application of MQCMs with various sensing materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Aliza Aini Md Ralib
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 08:51
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 08:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90754

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