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Pushing the boundaries of interfacial sensitivity in graphene FET sensors : Polyelectrolyte multilayers strongly increase the Debye screening length

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Piccinini, Esteban ; Alberti, Sebastián ; Longo, Gabriel S. ; Berninger, Teresa ; Breu, Josef ; Dostalek, Jakub ; Azzaroni, Omar ; Knoll, Wolfgang:
Pushing the boundaries of interfacial sensitivity in graphene FET sensors : Polyelectrolyte multilayers strongly increase the Debye screening length.
In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (January 2018) .
ISSN 1932-7455
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11128

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Nanomaterial-based FET sensors represent an attractive platform for ultrasensitive, real-time, and label-free detection of chemical and biological species. Nevertheless, because their response is screened by mobile ions, it remains a challenge to use them to sense in physiological ionic strength solutions. In this work, it is demonstrated, both experimentally and theoretically, that polyelectrolyte multilayers are capable of increasing the sensing range of graphene-based FETs. Potential shifts at graphene surfaces and film thickness are recorded upon the construction of PDADMAC/PSS polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) films. By correlation of the potential shift with the film thickness, the electrostatic screening length and the concentration of mobile ion inside the films have been deduced. Across the polymer interface the Debye length is increased more than 1 order of magnitude. The fundamentals of this strategy are described by a conceptually simple thermodynamic model, which accounts for the entropy loss of ion confinement and incorporates the effect of ions finite volume. Interestingly, the electrostatic screening inside the film strongly depends on the polymer density and the ionic strength of the solution. Of particular interest in physiological condition sensing, the PEM interfaces can extend the Debye length from 0.8 to 10 nm.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Anorganic Chemistry I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Anorganic Chemistry I > Chair Anorganic Chemistry I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Breu
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 06:24
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 06:33
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/43091