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Integrated sensing platform and method for improved quantitative and selective monitoring of chemical analytes in both liquid and gas phase

United States Patent

6,076,406
June 20, 2000
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By measuring two or more physical parameters of a thin sensing film which are altered when exposed to chemicals, more effective discrimination between chemicals can be achieved. In using more than one sensor, the sensors are preferably integrated on the same substrate so that they may measure the same thin film. Even more preferably, the sensors are provided orthogonal to one another so that they may measure the same portion of the thin film. These provisions reduce problems in discrimination arising from variations in thin films.
Blair; Dianna S. (Albuquerque, NM), Frye-Mason; Gregory C. (Cedar Crest, NM), Butler; Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 048,237
March 25, 1998
This invention was made with support from the United States Government under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.