3 years ago

Highly Sensitive and Wearable In2O3 Nanoribbon Transistor Biosensors with Integrated On-Chip Gate for Glucose Monitoring in Body Fluids

Highly
Sensitive and Wearable In2O3 Nanoribbon Transistor
Biosensors with Integrated On-Chip
Gate for Glucose Monitoring in Body Fluids
Fanqi Wu, Moh R. Amer, Zhen Li, Yihang Liu, Ahmad N. Abbas, Qingzhou Liu, Xuan Cao, Chongwu Zhou, Mervat Alharbi
Nanoribbon- and nanowire-based field-effect transistor (FET) biosensors have stimulated a lot of interest. However, most FET biosensors were achieved by using bulky Ag/AgCl electrodes or metal wire gates, which have prevented the biosensors from becoming truly wearable. Here, we demonstrate highly sensitive and conformal In2O3 nanoribbon FET biosensors with a fully integrated on-chip gold side gate, which have been laminated onto various surfaces, such as artificial arms and watches, and have enabled glucose detection in various body fluids, such as sweat and saliva. The shadow-mask-fabricated devices show good electrical performance with gate voltage applied using a gold side gate electrode and through an aqueous electrolyte. The resulting transistors show mobilities of ∼22 cm2 V–1 s–1 in 0.1× phosphate-buffered saline, a high on–off ratio (105), and good mechanical robustness. With the electrodes functionalized with glucose oxidase, chitosan, and single-walled carbon nanotubes, the glucose sensors show a very wide detection range spanning at least 5 orders of magnitude and a detection limit down to 10 nM. Therefore, our high-performance In2O3 nanoribbon sensing platform has great potential to work as indispensable components for wearable healthcare electronics.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b06823

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06823

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