Our numerical simulations for percolating multi-nanowire (NW) chemical sensors demonstrate the fundamental role of potential barriers at NW-to-NW junctions in dictating sensor response and how the sensor response changes with NW density. Based on this model, we explain the counterintuitive enhancement of detection limit at a high-density NW network sensor.


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Chemical sensors, electronic noses, nanosensors, nanowires

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January 2009



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2009 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2009) (2009) 4 pp.-4 pp.;



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