A metallo-dielectric multilayer structure is proposed as a novel approach to the detection of hydrogen in the exhaled breath. Due to the bacterial overgrowth in the intestine, a spontaneous emission of H2 is increased in the human breath when lactose intolerance occurs. By monitoring the changes in the optical properties of a multilayer palladium-polymeric structure one is able to detect a patient’s disease and the level of lactose malabsorbtion

Metallo-Dielectric Multilayer Sensor for Hydrogen Detection in exhaled Breath

D'ORAZIO, Antonella;PETRUZZELLI, Vincenzo;PRUDENZANO, Francesco;
2007

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A metallo-dielectric multilayer structure is proposed as a novel approach to the detection of hydrogen in the exhaled breath. Due to the bacterial overgrowth in the intestine, a spontaneous emission of H2 is increased in the human breath when lactose intolerance occurs. By monitoring the changes in the optical properties of a multilayer palladium-polymeric structure one is able to detect a patient’s disease and the level of lactose malabsorbtion
ECIO 2007, 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATED OPTICS
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