High-resolution real-time ion-camera system using a CMOS-based chemical sensor array for proton imaging

Nemeth, B., Piechocinski, M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2012) High-resolution real-time ion-camera system using a CMOS-based chemical sensor array for proton imaging. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 171-72, pp. 747-752. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2012.05.066)

Nemeth, B., Piechocinski, M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2012) High-resolution real-time ion-camera system using a CMOS-based chemical sensor array for proton imaging. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 171-72, pp. 747-752. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2012.05.066)

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Abstract

We describe a complete lab-on-a-chip type ion-sensitive chemicalsensorarraysystem for imagingproton concentration and flow. The core of the imagingsystem relies on a 715.8 μm × 715.8 μm large 64 × 64-pixel ISFET sensorarray that is designed and fabricated in a conventional 4-metal 0.35 μm CMOS process along with readout circuitry and additional electronics. The high-speed and real-time data acquisition of ∼100 frame per second (fps), 40 μs per pixel, results in a large amount of data that is streamed to the hard disk. Image reconstruction methods allow visualization of the dynamic behavior of chemical substances and ionic spreads over the sensorarray at aresolution of the size of a pixel. The functionalities of the on-chip ion-camera device are demonstrated using appropriate acid and alkaline solutions. A pH sensitivity of 20 mV/pH was achieved without modification to the foundry processed chip.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nemeth, Mr Balazs and Cumming, Professor David and Piechocinski, Mr Marek
Authors: Nemeth, B., Piechocinski, M., and Cumming, D.R.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
ISSN:0925-4005
ISSN (Online):1873-3077
Published Online:05 June 2012

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
292521Scalable nanotechnology for integrated sensor arraysDavid CummingEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)GR/A10987/01ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG
400041Electronics Design Centre for Heterogeneous SystemsDavid CummingEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/D501288/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG