Selective sensor utilizing a thin monolayer of b-oriented silicalite-1 crystals–magneto-elastic ribbon assembly

Leszek Gora, Jelan Kuhn, Theodoros Baimpos, Vladimiros Nikolakis, Freek Kapteijn, Ewa M. Serwicka
2009 The Analyst  
This report presents the development of new selective gas sensors utilizing a b-oriented silicalite-1 layer-magneto-elastic ribbon assembly. The key principle for the operation of these sensors is monitoring the changes in the resonance frequency of the Metglas Ò strip in relation to the concentration of a component in the gas phase. This technique provides a simple way for monitoring the effects of the amount of adsorbed gases in the silicalite-1 coating. The thickness of the zeolite layer is
more » ... e zeolite layer is that of a single crystal. The silicalite-1 crystals are oriented in the b-direction, meaning that the straight channels are perpendicular to the sensor surface, which is confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The sensor was able to repeatedly sense carbon dioxide in air and could discriminate between linear and branched hydrocarbons. The sensor was able to detect n-butane, while it did not respond to the presence of iso-butane, indicating sensing selectivity.
doi:10.1039/b905039f pmid:19768223 fatcat:63ir4xbvmnhp7iwrv6gouwqsru