Born in 1956, obtained his Degree (Laurea) in Chemistry in 1981 and his Ph.D. (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Chemical Sciences in 1987 from the Rome University “La Sapienza” (Italy). From 1978 to 1986 he worked on natural products identification and synthesis before, in 1987, he was taken on by Eniricerche SPA (the R & D Company of the ENI Group) where, since 1989, he has been a Group Leader in the field of selective membranes. He has published more than 40 research papers, patents and congress communications and his current research interests are organic synthesis and the electrochemical determination of metal ions.
CHEMFET Devices for biomedical and environmental applications†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1992 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 4, Issue 6, pages 402–408, June 1992
How to Cite
Barbaro, A., Colapicchioni, C., Davini, E., Mazzamurro, G., Piotto, A. and Porcelli, F. (1992), CHEMFET Devices for biomedical and environmental applications. Adv. Mater., 4: 402–408. doi: 10.1002/adma.19920040605
This work was presented in part at the International Workshop on Solid-State Chemical Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, Ferrara (Italy), 67 June 1991. [AMR 122]
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 17 FEB 1992
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 1992
Chemically-sensitive field effect transistors (CHEMFETS), modified with, for example, an ionophore embedde in an organic membrane, or with a biological receptor, are reviewed. The sensitivity and selectivity of the devices open up many applications in the biomedical field, for example an investigating the pH, glucose level, and sodium concentration in blood, and also in environmental monitoring where low concentrations of copper, cadmium and silver in water can be detected.