Magnesium Oxide (MgO) pHsensitive Sensing Membrane in Electrolyte-Insulator Semiconductor Structures with CF4 Plasma Treatment

Chyuan-Haur Kao1,3,4, Chia Lung Chang1, Wei Ming Su2, Yu Tzu Chen2, Chien Cheng Lu2,
Yu Shan Lee2, Chen Hao Hong2, Chan-Yu Lin4 & Hsiang Chen2
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan, ROC.
2 Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Puli, 545, Taiwan, ROC.
3 Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC.
4 Department of Electronic Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City,
Taiwan, ROC.
Scientific Reports (2017) 7 7185  DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-07699-3

In this paper, MgO (Magnesium Oxide) based biosensors were fabricated for chemical solution sensing with high pH sensitivity. CF4 plasma treatment was carried out to shape nanostructures and stabilize the material properties of the MgO membrane. For the CF4 plasma treatment of MgO films and deposition of silicon based films, Samco PECVD system PD-220N was used.

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