Organic Thin-Film Transistors (OTFTs) are the base blocks of electronic circuits and, usually, present a field-effect device structure. Due to its easy processability, these devices offer innumerous applications, such as flexible displays, radio-frequency identification tags, textile electronics and sensors (e.g. chemical, biological and pressure). Besides, there is a demand for small, portable and cheap gadgets, mainly for in-situ medical diagnosis, environmental and food monitoring, drug delivery, chemical and biological weapons detection, and for the confection of electronic noses and tongues. In this context, the objective of this project lies in the development of sensors from organic thin-film transistors for the detection of gaseous analytes as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The innovation consists in the application in OTFTs of recently synthesized organic materials, including commercially available as well as from scientific collaborators. The study must be composed of an investigation of environmental factors linked to device degradation, as well as each material sensitivity and specificity to gaseous analytes.
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CAVALLARI, MARCO ROBERTO;
PASTRANA, LOREN MORA;
SOSA, CARLOS DANIEL FLECHA;
MARQUINA, ALEJANDRA MARIA RODRIGUEZ;
IZQUIERDO, JOSE ENRIQUE EIREZ;
FONSECA, FERNANDO JOSEPETTI;
AMORIM, CLEBER ALEXANDRE DE;
PATERNO, LEONARDO GIORDANO;
Organic Thin-Film Transistors as Gas Sensors: A Review.
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