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Breath acetone monitoring by portable Si:WO3 gas sensors

Righettoni, M; Tricoli, Antonio; Gass, Samuel; Schmid, Alex; Amann, Anton; Pratsinis, S.E


Breath analysis has the potential for early stage detection and monitoring of illnesses to drastically reduce the corresponding medical diagnostic costs and improve the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic illnesses. In particular, the detection of acetone in the human breath is promising for non-invasive diagnosis and painless monitoring of diabetes (no finger pricking). Here, a portable acetone sensor consisting of flame-deposited and in situ annealed, Si-doped epsilon-WO3...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Analytica chimica acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2012.06.002


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