NJGC  Vol.5 No.2 , April 2015
Semiconductor ZnO Nano-Rods Thin Film Grown on Silver Wire for Hemoglobin Biosensor Fabrication
Abstract: Wurtzite hexagonal ZnO semiconductor nano-rods (NRs) thin films were grown on silicon substrates and silver wire with diameter equal 68 nm. Sol gel (SG) and aqueous chemical growth (ACG) methods by two steps of preparation (seed layers and nano-rod growth) are used for samples preparation. The structural and morphological properties are evaluated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The proposed iron ion sensor has shown good linearity for a wide concentration range from 0.078 M/L to 0.26 M/L of iron ions. The results show that the electrode is highly sensitive to iron ions with a slope around 47.8 mV/decade with a regression coefficient R2 = 0.96.
Cite this paper: Battisha, I. , Wahab, H. , Salama, A. , El Saeid, A. , Willander, M. and Nur, O. (2015) Semiconductor ZnO Nano-Rods Thin Film Grown on Silver Wire for Hemoglobin Biosensor Fabrication. New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, 5, 9-15. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2015.52002.

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