Photoluminescence of Inorganic Semiconductors for Chemical Sensor Applications

  • Minh C. Ko
  • Gerald J. Meyer
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Part of the Modern Inorganic Chemistry book series (MICE)

Abstract

Over the last few decades there has been a remarkable growth in applications of chemical sensors. This growth stems from the increased need for sensitive and selective sensors in many technological aspects of life such as robotics, automation, enviromental science, information technology, and medicine.1 Semiconductor-based sensors and photoluminescent sensors have attracted much attention in this regard.2,3 The known electronic properties of semiconductor materials and the contactless nature of photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy make inorganic semiconductors an attractive approach for chemical sensing.

Keywords

Semiconductor Surface Edge Emission Excited State Lifetime Inorganic Semiconductor Surface Recombination Velocity 
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  • Minh C. Ko
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  • Gerald J. Meyer
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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