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Nanostructure-based optoelectronic sensing of vapor phase explosives – a promising but challenging method

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Abstract

Optoelectronic sensing of gas phase hazardous chemicals is a newly explored field, which shows great advantages towards low concentration sensing when compared to normal gas sensing in the dark. Here, based on the recent progress on nanostructured vapor phase explosive gas sensors operated in dark conditions, the attractiveness of developing optoelectronic sensors for vapor phase explosive detection was highlighted. Furthermore, we try to propose some new insights to enhance optoelectronic sensing of vapor phase explosives. We suggest employing photocatalysis principles to enhance the sensitivity and employing a molecular imprinting technique (MIT) to enhance the selectivity.

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2013, accepted on 29 Aug 2013 and first published on 05 Sep 2013


Article type: Opinion
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03792D
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 10693-10701
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    Nanostructure-based optoelectronic sensing of vapor phase explosives – a promising but challenging method

    B. Zu, Y. Guo and X. Dou, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 10693
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03792D

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