An integrated vapor source with a porous silicon wick

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A micro vapor source has been developed for calibrating micro gas chromatograph (μGC) systems. By utilizing a porous silicon wick in a micro diffusion system, vapor generation with excellent stability has been achieved. The source has shown uniform and repeatable vapor generation for n-decane with less than a 0.1% variation in 9 hours, and less than a 0.5% variation in rate over 7 days. The evolution rate follows the diffusion model as expected, although the room temperature rate is higher than theoretically predicted. Equipped with a refillable reservoir, this vapor source is suitable for extended μGC field deployment. (© 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

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© 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Publisher's version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.200674383

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physica status solidi (a)