A Partially Etched Structure of Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensor for High-Spatial-Resolution and High-Speed Chemical Imaging

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Abstract

In this study, a partially etched structure of a light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) is fabricated for high-spatial-resolution and high-speed imaging of chemical species. An anisotropic etching process based on tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) is optimized to fabricate the structure, which strikes a balance between the imaging performance and the mechanical strength of the sensor plate. The etched region of the sensor plate with a thickness of 47 µm yields a 12-fold enhancement of the photocurrent signal at a high frequency of 120 kHz and a 10-fold frequency bandwidth in comparison with the frame region with a thickness of 150 µm due to the reduced traveling distance of charge carriers inside the semiconductor. This result represents a new approach for high signal-to-noise ratio, high-spatial-resolution, and high-speed measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700964
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume215
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 8

Keywords

  • light-addressable potentiometric sensors
  • partially etched structure
  • spatial resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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