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Issue 2, 2019
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Electrical detection of trace zinc ions with an extended gate-AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility sensor

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Abstract

In this report, we have developed a high sensitivity zinc ion (Zn2+) detection method based on a Schiff base functionalized extended gate (EG)-AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility (HEMT) sensor. The complexation reaction between the Schiff base and the zinc ions would cause surface potential change on the extended gate, and achieve the purpose of zinc ion detection. Compared with conventional methods, the Schiff base functionalized EG-AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility sensor showed a rapid response (less than 10 seconds) and the limit of detection (LOD) was 1 fM. At the same time, the real-time detection of zinc ion concentration ranging from 1 fM to 1 μM showed good linearity (R2 = 0.9962). These results indicated that it provides a promising real-time detection method for trace-free zinc ion trace detection.

Graphical abstract: Electrical detection of trace zinc ions with an extended gate-AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility sensor

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2018, accepted on 06 Nov 2018 and first published on 07 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01770K
Citation: Analyst, 2019,144, 663-668

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    Electrical detection of trace zinc ions with an extended gate-AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility sensor

    L. Gu, S. Yang, B. Miao, Z. Gu, J. Wang, W. Sun, D. Wu and J. Li, Analyst, 2019, 144, 663
    DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01770K

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