Advanced Nanoporous Material–Based QCM Devices: A New Horizon of Interfacial Mass Sensing Technology

Nagy L. Torad, Shuaihua Zhang, Wael A. Amer, Mohamad M. Ayad, Minjun Kim, Jeonghun Kim, Bing Ding, Xiaogang Zhang, Tatsuo Kimura, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Mass interfacial processes have been considered as one of the crucial factors supporting fundamental research. Due to the low cost and conceptual simplicity, significant advancements have been achieved in the development of methodologies based on piezoelectric devices for in situ determination of mass changes on the surfaces of deposited materials under various conditions. The introduction of nanomaterials for designing sensors and monitoring systems becomes essential to create advanced detection systems for selective sensing of toxic analytes for environmental remediation. The integration of materials with predesignated nanostructures into sensor devices, such as surface acoustic wave (SAW), quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), and QCM with dissipation (QCM-D) monitoring, has led to an immense progress in the sensing applications of toxic target analytes at the nanogram range. Here, an overview is introduced of recent advancement in the fabrication of piezoelectric devices for the interfacial mass sensing of targeted chemical vapors and ions through combination with nanoporous materials including mesoporous materials carbon-based nanomaterials, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), MOF-derived nanoporous carbons, Prussian blue (PB) and its analogues (PBA), zeolites and related materials. Challenges and future prospect are also summarized by the advanced QCM technique associated with properties of nanostructured materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900849
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
N.L.T. and S.Z. contributed equally to this work. This work was financially supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (FT150100479), and the research fund by the Suzuken Memorial Foundation. S.Z. acknowledges the supports of the Youth Top-notch Talent Foundation of Hebei Provincial Universities (Grant No. BJ2018024). W.A.A. thanks the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education for financial support. T.K. also thanks the financial support by JSPS KAKENHI (Grant No. 19H02805). This work was also performed in part at the Queensland node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, a company established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to provide nano- and micro-fabrication facilities for the researchers of Australia. This article was amended on October 23, 2019 to correct one author's affiliation.

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© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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