Date of Completion
Reactive Spray Deposition Technology, Acetone sensors, NOx sensors, Acetone Breathalyzers, Diabetes, Blood Glucose, Water-gas Shift reaction, Catalysts
Prof. Radenka Maric
Prof. C. Barry Carter
Prof. S. Pamir Alpay
Prof. Yu Lei
Mr. Ken Furusaki
Field of Study
Materials Science and Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Synthesis of functional nanomaterial thin films using a scalable flame combustion technique called Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT) was explored. Nanomaterials were used as sensing film for local gas monitoring and human breath analysis for medical diagnosis (different phases of WO3) and catalysts for water-gas shift (WGS) reaction (Pt supported on ceria). Areas of application include: handheld portable devices for immediate breath composition monitoring, medical diagnosis, and environment monitoring (workplace, residence and automobile). Two case studies will be explained in detail: (1) acetone sensing in human breath for blood glucose monitoring and (2) NO2 sensing for air quality monitoring. A study of the RSDT synthesis technique and control of crystal structure, porosity, and nanoparticle size will be demonstrated. The detailed study of acetone and NO2 sensing mechanism will be explained in detail, including sensor performance and stability testing.
Jain, Rishabh, "Flame Combustion Synthesis of Nano-materials for Catalysts and Sensors" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations. 959.