Improving lifetime and output current of organic-based gas sensor for applications in breath detection

Shang Yu Yu, Hsiao Wen Zan*, Chang Chiang Chen, Hsin Fei Meng, Chia Jung Lu

*Corresponding author for this work

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We exploited the stability of Donor-Acceptor polymer on the cylindrical nanopores structure to realize the sensors with a high sensitivity and stability. Then, we propose a double active layer (DL) strategy that exploits an ultra-thin layer of Poly(3hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) to serve as a work function buffer to enhance the operational current. The DL sensor exhibits a sustainable enhanced operational current of microampere level and a stable sensing response even with the presence of P3HT layer. This effect is carefully examined with different aspects, including vertical composition profile of DL configuration, lifetime testing on different sensing layer, morphological analysis, and the versatility of the DL strategy. Finally, we utilize the DL sensor to conduct a tracing of BA concentration in two HD patients before and after HD, and correlate it with the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels. A good correlation coefficient of 0.96 is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-564
Number of pages4
JournalDigest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Display Technology, ICDT 2019 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 2019 Mar 262019 Mar 29


  • Ammonia sensor
  • Breath sensor
  • Donoracceptor
  • Hemodialysis
  • Organic gas sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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