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Establishing Standards and Methods for Qualification and Validation of New Particle Measurement Technologies

November 12, 2019
Author(s)
Srivalli Telikepalli, Dean C. Ripple, Kurt D. Benkstein, Kristen L. Steffens, Michael J. Carrier, Christopher B. Montgomery
Numerous particle sizing and counting methods exist for measuring particles in the submicrometer, subvisible, and visible size range. This article will briefly describe some key aspects that need to be considered for the most commonly used methods in order

Miniaturized Nanohole Array Based Plasmonic Sensor for the Detection of Acetone and Ethanol with Insights into the Kinetics of Adsorptive Plasmonic Sensing

June 6, 2019
Author(s)
Yangyang Zhao, Kalisadhan Mukherjee, Kurt D. Benkstein, Libin Sun, Kristen L. Steffens, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik, Mona Zaghloul
The present work demonstrates development of a miniaturized plasmonic platform comprised of a Au nanohole array (NHA) on a Si/Si3N4 substrate. Plasmonic responses of the NHA platform, which is coated with Cu-benzenetricarboxylate metal organic framework

Reference Material 8634: Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene for Particle Size Distribution and Morphology

May 1, 2019
Author(s)
Dean C. Ripple, Srivalli Telikepalli, Kristen L. Steffens, Michael J. Carrier, Christopher B. Montgomery, Nicholas W. Ritchie, John Lu
Reference Material (RM) 8634 is a NIST particle standard produced from abraded ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), a chemically inert polymer, that will help standardize and allow more accurate monitoring of subvisible proteinaceous particles in

Ligand-based stability changes in duplex DNA measured with a microscale electrochemical platform

April 12, 2019
Author(s)
Sarah M. Robinson, Zuliang Shen, Jon R. Askim, Christopher B. Montgomery, Herman O. Sintim, Stephen Semancik
Development of technologies for rapidly screening the thermal stability of DNA secondary structures and the effects on stability for binding of small molecule drugs is important to the drug discovery process. In this report, we describe the capabilities of

A Demonstration of Fast and Accurate Discrimination and Quantification of Chemically Similar Species Utilizing a Single Cross-Selective Chemiresistor

June 14, 2014
Author(s)
Alexander (. Vergara Tinoco, Kurt D. Benkstein, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik
Performance characteristics of gas-phase microsensors will determine the ultimate utility of these devices for a wide range of chemical monitoring applications. Considerable effort has led to electronic nose devices that utilize multiple cross-selective

Microsensors for Mars: Trace Analyte Detection in a Simulated Martian Environment

May 23, 2014
Author(s)
Kurt D. Benkstein, Phillip H. Rogers, Christopher B. Montgomery, C. Jin, Baranidharan Raman, Stephen Semancik
Chemiresistive microsensor arrays are being developed and tested in a simulated Martian environment. Target analyte species include trace small molecules that may indicate current geological or, potentially, biological activity on Mars. The sensing films

Nanomaterials-Enabled Photonic and Chemiresistive Sensing of Chemicals and Biochemicals

May 12, 2014
Author(s)
Charles J. Choi, Kurt D. Benkstein, Phillip H. Rogers, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik
Contact events occurring between target species and surface sites on sensing materials initiate front-end interactions and subsequent transduction processes that can yield viable signals for target detection. By offering high surface-to-volume ratios, and

Analytical Capabilities of Chemiresistive Microsensor Arrays in a Simulated Martian Atmosphere

March 6, 2014
Author(s)
Kurt D. Benkstein, Phillip H. Rogers, Christopher B. Montgomery, Jerry Jin, Baranidharan Raman, Stephen Semancik
The capabilities of a chemiresistive microsensor array for detecting and identifying four trace target analytes were examined under a simulated Martian atmosphere. The simulated environment included low oxygen content (0.15 %) balanced by carbon dioxide

Microsensor Analyses for Trace Targets over Extended Times in a Simulated Martian Environment

November 6, 2013
Author(s)
Kurt D. Benkstein, Phillip H. Rogers, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik, C. Jin, Baranidharan Raman
We have studied the performance of a chemical microsensor array in a simulated Martian environment, which involved a carbon dioxide-rich background with low oxygen content (0.15 %) at low pressure and temperature to mimic the conditions at the Martian

Methods for Optimizing and Extending the Performance of Chemiresistive Gas Microsensors

November 3, 2013
Author(s)
Kurt D. Benkstein, Alexander (. Vergara Tinoco, Christopher B. Montgomery, Baranidharan Raman, Stephen Semancik
This paper briefly describes varied concepts developed and implemented to enhance the performance of gas-phase chemical microsensors. The developments are illustrated for chemiresistive (MEMS) microdevices, and involve efficient, array-based approaches to

The Metrology of Counting Protein Particles

July 13, 2013
Author(s)
Dean C. Ripple, Michael J. Carrier, Richard E. Cavicchi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Zhishang Hu
A common degradation pathway for protein-based drugs is the growth of protein aggregates or particles. Counting and characterization of these particles is needed to assure the quality, efficacy, and safety of this type of drug. The unusual physical

The Metrology of Counting Protein Particles

March 18, 2013
Author(s)
Dean C. Ripple, Michael J. Carrier, Richard E. Cavicchi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Zhishang Hu
A common degradation pathway for protein-based drugs is the growth of protein aggregates or particles. Counting and characterization of these particles is needed to assure the quality, efficacy, and safety of this type of drug. The unusual physical

MICROHOTPLATE TEMPERATURE SENSOR CALIBRATION AND BIST

January 3, 2012
Author(s)
Muhammad Y. Afridi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik, Kenneth G. Kreider, Jon C. Geist
In this paper we describe a novel long-term microhotplate temperature sensor calibration technique suitable for Built-In Self Test (BIST). The microhotplate thermal resistance (thermal efficiency) and the thermal voltage from an integrated platinum-rhodium

Microsensors in Dynamic Backgrounds: Toward Real-Time Breath Monitoring

January 15, 2010
Author(s)
Kurt D. Benkstein, Baranidharan Raman, Christopher B. Montgomery, C Martinez, Stephen Semancik
We evaluated MEMS microsensor array with chemi-resistive elements for use as a non-invasive clinical diagnostic tool to detect the presence or absence of trace amounts of disease biomarkers in simulated breath samples. The microsensor environment was

Enhanced Mass Transport in Ultra-Rapidly-Heated Ni/Si Thin-Film Multilayers

November 15, 2009
Author(s)
Lawrence P. Cook, Richard E. Cavicchi, Nabil Bassim, Susie Eustis, Winnie K. Wong-Ng, Igor Levin, Ursula R. Kattner, Carelyn E. Campbell, Christopher B. Montgomery, William F. Egelhoff Jr., Mark D. Vaudin
We have investigated multilayer and bilayer Ni/Si thin films by nano-differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at ultra rapid scan rates, in a temperature-time regime not accessible with conventional apparatus. DSC experiments were completed at slower scan

Analog BIST Functionality for Microhotplate Temperature Sensors

September 1, 2009
Author(s)
Muhammad Y. Afridi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Elliott cooper-Balis, Stephen Semancik, Kenneth G. Kreider, Jon C. Geist
In this paper we describe a novel microhotplate temperature sensor calibration technique suitable for Built-In Self Test. The technique only requires short-term temperature stability from the four-wire polysilicon heater/temperature sensors that are

CMOS Microhotplate Technology for Chemical and Biological Agent Detection

March 16, 2009
Author(s)
Muhammad Y. Afridi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Elliott cooper-Balis, Stephen Semancik, Jon C. Geist, Alim A. Fatah
In this paper we describe microhotplates that can serve as platforms for gas sensors of potential use for homeland security and other gas sensing applications. A brief review of the fabrication of microhotplate precursors in a CMOS-compatible technology

A Method for Fabricating Conductometric Gas Sensors of Metal Oxide Nanotubes Formed in Porous Aluminum Oxide Membranes

February 2, 2009
Author(s)
Reit Artzi-Gerlitz, Kurt D. Benkstein, David L. Lahr, Joshua L. Hertz, Christopher B. Montgomery, John E. Bonevich, Stephen Semancik, Michael J. Tarlov
We describe a general, simple strategy for fabricating conductometric gas sensors from metal oxide nanotubes formed in nanoporous aluminum oxide membranes. In this approach, the aluminum oxide membrane serves as both a template for growth of the sensing

Temperature Measurements of Microhotplates Using Fluorescence Thermometry

March 1, 2006
Author(s)
Christopher W. Meyer, Douglas C. Meier, Christopher B. Montgomery, Stephen Semancik
A fluorescence microscope has been constructed for measuring surface temperatures of microhotplate platforms. The microscope measures temperature-dependent fluorescence lifetimes of a film of the phosphor Mg4(F)GeO6:Mn which is deposited on the

Restructuring of Tungsten Thin Films Into Nanowires and Hollow Square Cross-Section Microducts

November 1, 2005
Author(s)
P. M. Parthangal, Richard E. Cavicchi, Christopher B. Montgomery, Shirley Turner, Michael R. Zachariah
We report on the growth of nanowires and unusual hollow microducts of tungsten by thermal treatment of tungsten films in a RF H2/Ar plasma at temperatures between 550-620 C. Nanowires with diameters of 10-30 nm and lengths between 50-300 nm were formed