sensing using metallophthalocyanines
chemical sensors with fast response times:
• Create amorphous thin films using substituted metallophthalocyanines
•Study thin films by:
Atomic Force Microscopy.
› Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.
› Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.
selectivity by varying metal and substituent.
•Nanolithography to fabricate nanogap electrodes.
•Create working devices with micro- or nanogaps between electrodes
coated with MPc.
•Develop method to characterize and test device.
•Test for selectivity and sensitivity.
•Improve response times.
1 AFM of Cu-tBuPc.
2 XRD of Cu-tBuPc.
3 Thin film sensor.
become amorphous as substituent increases.
•Several materials for use as films synthesized.
•Microlithography and sensor tested.