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Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films

Cox, Timothy; Kiely, Janice; Ratcliffe, Norman; deLacy Costello, Ben; Luxton, Richard

Authors

Janice Kiely Janice.Kiely@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Bio-electronics/Res In CoDi

Richard Luxton Richard.Luxton@uwe.ac.uk
Research Centre Director-IBST/Professor



Abstract

The invention relates to the field of sensors for detecting volatile compounds. The sensor of the present invention for detecting volatile compounds comprises: a film of metal oxide; a heater configured to provide heat energy to the film of metal oxide, and/or a UV light configured to irradiate the film of metal oxide; an electrical conductivity meter configured to measure the electrical conductivity of the film of metal oxide; and a photometer configured to measure cataluminescence derived from an interaction between a volatile compound and the film of metal oxide.

Publication Date Oct 30, 2019
APA6 Citation Cox, T., Kiely, J., Ratcliffe, N., deLacy Costello, B., & Luxton, R. (2019). Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films
Keywords Vapour detection metal oxides cataluminescence
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