Semiconductor quantum dots have been recently employed as luminescent probes for the detection of hazardous nitroaromatic compounds. Despite the high sensitivity, such detection systems involve laboratory procedures and employ complex instrumentation. Here, we demonstrate the use of colloidal PbS quantum dots as the main component of a chemiresistor for the detection of nitroaromatic compounds. The proposed device is low-cost, reusable, and produces an electric signal that can be acquired with off-the-shelf electronic components. In this paper, we demonstrate the operation of the proposed device and we discuss its sensing mechanism. We also show the sensor’s response to nitrobenzene in the 65 ppb–16 ppm range, estimating a theoretical detection limit of 2 ppb.

Mitri, F., De Iacovo, A., De Santis, S., Giansante, C., Sotgiu, G., Colace, L. (2021). Chemiresistive Device for the Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives Based on Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots. ACS APPLIED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS [10.1021/acsaelm.1c00401].

Chemiresistive Device for the Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives Based on Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots

Mitri, Federica;De Iacovo, Andrea
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De Santis, Serena;Sotgiu, Giovanni;Colace, Lorenzo
2021-01-01

Abstract

Semiconductor quantum dots have been recently employed as luminescent probes for the detection of hazardous nitroaromatic compounds. Despite the high sensitivity, such detection systems involve laboratory procedures and employ complex instrumentation. Here, we demonstrate the use of colloidal PbS quantum dots as the main component of a chemiresistor for the detection of nitroaromatic compounds. The proposed device is low-cost, reusable, and produces an electric signal that can be acquired with off-the-shelf electronic components. In this paper, we demonstrate the operation of the proposed device and we discuss its sensing mechanism. We also show the sensor’s response to nitrobenzene in the 65 ppb–16 ppm range, estimating a theoretical detection limit of 2 ppb.
Mitri, F., De Iacovo, A., De Santis, S., Giansante, C., Sotgiu, G., Colace, L. (2021). Chemiresistive Device for the Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives Based on Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots. ACS APPLIED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS [10.1021/acsaelm.1c00401].
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