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RSC Adv ; 12(22): 13774-13782, 2022 May 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35530391

RESUMO

pH monitoring in clinical assessment is pivotal as pH imbalance significantly influences the physiological and extracellular functions of the human body. Metal oxide based pH sensors, a promising alternative to bulky pH electrodes, mostly require complex fabrication, high-temperature post-deposition treatment, and high expenses that inhibit their practical applicability. So, there is still room to develop a straightforward and cost-effective metal oxide based pH sensor comprising high sensitivity and reliability. In this report, a novel solution-processed and low-temperature annealed (220 °C) mixed-valence (vii/vi) oxide of rhenium (Re x O y ) was applied in an electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) structure. The annealing effect on morphological, structural, and compositional properties was scrutinized by physical and chemical characterizations. The post-annealed Re x O y exhibited a high pH sensitivity (57.3 mV pH-1, R 2 = 0.99), a lower hysteresis (4.7 mV), and a reduced drift rate (1.7 mV h-1) compared to the as-prepared sample for an analytically acceptable pH range (2-12) along with good stability and reproducibility. The magnified sensing performance originated due to the valence state of Re from Re6+ to Re7+ attributed to each electron transfer for a single H+ ion. The device showed high selectivity for H+ ions, which was confirmed by the interference study with other relevant ions. The feasibility of the sensor was verified by measuring the device in real samples. Hence, the ease-of-fabrication and notable sensing performance of the proposed sensor endorsed its implementation for diagnosing pH-related diseases.

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Anal Chim Acta ; 1205: 339754, 2022 May 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35414378

RESUMO

The early detection of lipocalin 2 (LCN 2), a biomarker to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) and its consequences leading to renal failure, is highly challenging due to the lack of proper investigating tools. To overcome this issue, we developed nickel oxide nanoparticles modified cerium copper oxide (NiO Nps/CeCuOx) thin film-based immunosensor to determine the presence of LCN 2 in the analyte. The sol-gel deposited CeCuOx (on a silicon (Si) substrate) was post-annealed at different temperatures (700 °C, 800 °C, and 900 °C), where 800 °C showed the optimum electrochemical performance. NiO nanoparticles, prepared by co-precipitation method, were coated on the pre-silanized CeCuOx to obtain the NiO Nps/CeCuOx/Si electrode. The fast electron transfer, excellent redox property, and high surface-to-volume ratio of NiO Nps/CeCuOx based sensing electrode facilitate the successful immobilization of anti-LCN2 by carbodiimide coupling. The structural, compositional, and stoichiometric properties of the electrode were evaluated by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The immunosensor achieved a significantly low limit of detection (LOD) of 4.23 ng ml-1 for an acceptable linear range of 25-400 ng ml-1 in voltammetric measurement. The device showed high selectivity compared to other related biomolecules. The excellent recovery rates in human serum spiked with LCN2 confirmed the feasibility of the biosensor to use in the actual clinical samples. Therefore, the NiO Nps/CeCuOx/Si based LCN2 immunosensor paves a new route to diagnose kidney-related end-stage diseases.


Assuntos
Técnicas Biossensoriais , Nanopartículas , Insuficiência Renal , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Compostos de Cálcio , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Humanos , Imunoensaio/métodos , Lipocalina-2 , Nanopartículas/química , Níquel/química , Óxidos , Titânio
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Membranes (Basel) ; 12(3)2022 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35323803

RESUMO

In this paper, tungsten oxide (WO3) is deposited on a silicon substrate applied in electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor structures for pH sensing devices. To boost the sensing performance, yttrium (Y) is doped into WO3 membranes, and annealing is incorporated in the fabrication process. To investigate the effects of Y doping and annealing, multiple material characterizations including X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atom force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are performed. Material analysis results indicate that annealing and Y doping can increase crystallinity, suppress defects, and enhance grainization, thereby strengthening membrane sensing capabilities in terms of sensitivity, linearity, and reliability. Because of their stable response, high reliability, and compact size, Y-doped WO3 membranes are promising for future biomedical applications.

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Membranes (Basel) ; 12(2)2022 Jan 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35207080

RESUMO

There is a consistent demand for developing highly sensitive, stable, cost-effective, and easy-to-fabricate creatinine sensors as creatinine is a reliable indicator of kidney and muscle-related disorders. Herein, we reported a highly sensitive and selective non-enzymatic electrochemical creatinine sensor via modifying poly(3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) coated indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate by zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 nanoparticles (ZIF-8 NPs). The topography, crystallinity, and composition of the sensing electrode were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The peroxidase-like activity of ZIF-8 nanoparticles enabled it to detect creatinine forming a zinc-creatinine composite. The electrochemical behavior and sensing performance were evaluated by amperometric and impedimetric analysis. The sensor obtained a sufficiently low limit of detection (LOD) of 30 µM in a clinically acceptable linear range (0.05 mM-2.5 mM). The interference study demonstrated high selectivity of the sensor for creatinine concerning other similar biomolecules. The sensing performance of the creatinine sensor was verified in the actual human serum, which showed excellent recovery rates. Hence, the magnificent performance of ZIF-8 based non-enzymatic creatinine sensor validated it as a responsible entity for other complicated renal markers detection.

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Membranes (Basel) ; 12(2)2022 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35207109

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In this study, bismuth trioxide (Bi2O3) membranes in an electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) structure were fabricated with pH sensing capability. To optimize the sensing performance, the membranes were treated with two types of plasma-NH3 and N2O. To investigate the material property improvements, multiple material characterizations were conducted. Material analysis results indicate that plasma treatments with appropriate time could enhance the crystallization, remove the silicate and facilitate crystallizations. Owing to the material optimizations, the pH sensing capability could be greatly boosted. NH3 or N2O plasma treated-Bi2O3 membranes could reach the pH sensitivity around 60 mV/pH and show promise for future biomedical applications.

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Membranes (Basel) ; 12(2)2022 Jan 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35207089

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In this study, ZnO, AlZnO, Al2O3, and Al2O3-doped ZnO-sensing membranes were fabricated in electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) structures. Multiple material analyses indicate that annealing at an appropriate temperature of 500 °C could enhance crystallizations, passivate defects, and facilitate grainizations. Owing to their material properties, both the pH-sensing capability and overall reliability were optimized for these four types of membranes. The results also revealed that higher Al amounts increased the surface roughness values and enhanced larger crystals and grains. Higher Al compositions resulted in higher sensitivity, linearity, and stability in the membrane.

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Membranes (Basel) ; 11(12)2021 Dec 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34940496

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In this study, the effects of magnesium (Mg) doping and Ammonia (NH3) plasma on the pH sensing capabilities of InGaZnO membranes were investigated. Undoped InGaZnO and Mg-doped pH sensing membranes with NH3 plasma were examined with multiple material analyses including X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope, and pH sensing behaviors of the membrane in electrolyte-insulator-semiconductors. Results indicate that Mg doping and NH3 plasma treatment could superpositionally enhance crystallization in fine nanostructures, and strengthen chemical bindings. Results indicate these material improvements increased pH sensing capability significantly. Plasma-treated Mg-doped InGaZnO pH sensing membranes show promise for future pH sensing biosensors.

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Membranes (Basel) ; 12(1)2021 Dec 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35054551

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In this research, electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) capacitors with Sb2O3 sensing membranes were fabricated. The results indicate that Mg doping and Ti-doped Sb2O3 membranes with appropriate annealing had improved material quality and sensing performance. Multiple material characterizations and sensing measurements of Mg-doped and Ti doping on Sb2O3 sensing membranes were conducted, including of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These detailed studies indicate that silicate and defects in the membrane could be suppressed by doping and annealing. Moreover, compactness enhancement, crystallization and grainization, which reinforced the surface sites on the membrane and boosted the sensing factor, could be achieved by doping and annealing. Among all of the samples, Mg doped membrane with annealing at 400 °C had the most preferable material properties and sensing behaviors. Mg-doped Sb2O3-based with appropriate annealing are promising for future industrial ionsensing devices and for possible integration with Sb2O3-based semiconductor devices.

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Sci Rep ; 10(1): 6777, 2020 Apr 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32303691

RESUMO

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper.

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Nanomaterials (Basel) ; 10(3)2020 Mar 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32210105

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This study compared the sensing characteristics of ZnO (ZO) treated with ammonia (NH3) plasma for 1 min, 3 min, and 6 min, under the EIS structure. The measurement results revealed that, after 3 min of NH3 plasma treatment, the Mg-doped ZnO (MZO) sensing film had a high hydrogen ion sensitivity, linearity, hysteresis, and drift rate of 53.82 mV/pH, 99.04%, 2.52 mV, and 1.75 mV/h, respectively. The sensing film was used with sodium and potassium ion solutions, and it performed satisfactorily in sensing hydrogen ions. Additionally, we investigated the biomedical sensing properties of Mg-doped ZnO (MZO) sensing film with regard to urea, creatinine, and glucose solutions and found that the Mg-doped ZnO (MZO) sensing film treated with NH3 plasma for 3 min had the best properties for sensing urea, creatinine, and glucose. Specifically, with glucose, the sensing film achieved the best linearity and sensitivity and of 97.87% and 10.73 mV/mM, respectively. The results revealed that the sensing characteristics varied with the processing environment and are useful in the developing biomedical sensing applications with different sensing elements.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 3078, 2019 02 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30816160

RESUMO

In this study, the effect of post-deposition tetrafluoromethane (CF4) plasma treatment on the physical and electrical characteristics of an In2TiO5 based electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor (EIS) sensor was investigated. Post-deposition CF4 plasma treatment typically improved the crystalline structure and repaired dangling bonds at the grain boundaries. We used the newly fabricated device to detect several ions, such as sodium and potassium, which are essential for many biological processes. The as-deposited and CF4 plasma treated In2TiO5 sensing window with an EIS structure was also able to detect the pH of a solution, different alkali ions (Na+ and K+), glucose, and urea. The sensing membrane after a 60-sec CF4 plasma treatment displayed improved biosensing characteristics, such as higher sensitivity (59.64 mV/pH), better drift rate, and a smaller hysteresis voltage of approximately 0.424 mV/h. The In2TiO5 sensing membrane treated with CF4 plasma is a promising material for use in EIS biosensing applications.


Assuntos
Técnicas Biossensoriais/instrumentação , Glucose/análise , Índio/química , Semicondutores , Titânio/química , Ureia/análise , Eletrólitos/química , Humanos , Hidrocarbonetos Fluorados/química , Membranas Artificiais , Gases em Plasma/química
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Nanomaterials (Basel) ; 8(10)2018 Oct 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30297613

RESUMO

High-k material charge trapping nano-layers in flash memory applications have faster program/erase speeds and better data retention because of larger conduction band offsets and higher dielectric constants. In addition, Ti-doped high-k materials can improve memory device performance, such as leakage current reduction, k-value enhancement, and breakdown voltage increase. In this study, the structural and electrical properties of different annealing temperatures on the Nb2O5 and Ti-doped Nb2O5(TiNb2O7) materials used as charge-trapping nano-layers in metal-oxide-high k-oxide-semiconductor (MOHOS)-type memory were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Analysis of the C-V hysteresis curve shows that the flat-band shift (∆VFB) window of the TiNb2O7 charge-trapping nano-layer in a memory device can reach as high as 6.06 V. The larger memory window of the TiNb2O7 nano-layer is because of a better electrical and structural performance, compared to the Nb2O5 nano-layer.

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Nanomaterials (Basel) ; 7(11)2017 Nov 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29125567

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Gold-nanoparticle (Au-NP) non-volatile memories (NVMs) with low-damage CF4 plasma treatment on the blocking oxide (BO) layer have been investigated to present the gate injection of the holes. These holes, injected from the Al gate with the positive gate bias, were explained by the bandgap engineering of the gradually-fluorinated BO layer and the effective work function modulation of the Al gate. The Si-F complex in the BO layer was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), while the depth of fluorine incorporation was verified using a secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS). In addition, the valence band modification of the fluorinated BO layer was examined by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) to support the bandgap engineering. The reactive power of the CF4 plasma treatment on the BO layer was modified to increase the electric field of the BO layer and raise the effective work function of the Al gate, leading to the hole-injection from the gate. The injected holes are trapped at the interface between the gold-nanoparticles (Au-NPs) and the tunneling oxide (TO) layer, resulting in superior data retention properties such as an extremely low charge loss of 5.7% at 104 s and a nearly negligible increase in charge loss at 85 °C of the CF4-plasma-treated Au-NP NVMs, which can be applied in highly reliable consumer electronics.

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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 7185, 2017 08 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28775264

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Magnesium oxide (MgO) sensing membranes in pH-sensitive electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor structures were fabricated on silicon substrate. To optimize the sensing capability of the membrane, CF4 plasma was incorporated to improve the material quality of MgO films. Multiple material analyses including FESEM, XRD, AFM, and SIMS indicate that plasma treatment might enhance the crystallization and increase the grain size. Therefore, the sensing behaviors in terms of sensitivity, linearity, hysteresis effects, and drift rates might be improved. MgO-based EIS membranes with CF4 plasma treatment show promise for future industrial biosensing applications.

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Sci Rep ; 7(1): 2405, 2017 05 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28546585

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In this study, CeO2 pH-sensitive sensing membranes in electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor structures on silicon substrate were fabricated. To enhance sensing performance, the membrane underwent Ti doping and NH3 plasma treatment on the surface. To examine the effects of Ti doping and plasma treatment, multiple material properties evaluations were conducted using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and secondary ion mass spectroscopy. Results indicate that Ti doping and plasma treatment can remove defects and enhance crystallization, thereby achieving improved pH-sensing performance of the membrane with high sensitivity, high linearity, low hysteresis voltage and low drift voltage. CeO2-based EIS membranes with Ti doping and NH3 plasma treatment show promise for future portable pH-sensitive biosensors.

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