Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 365, Issue 4, pp 287–304

Fundamental and practical aspects in the design of nanoscaled SnO2 gas sensors: a status report

Authors

  • N. Barsan
    • Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Morgenstelle 8, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany e-mail: nb@ipc.uni-tuebingen.de
  • Markus Schweizer-Berberich
    • Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Morgenstelle 8, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany e-mail: nb@ipc.uni-tuebingen.de
  • Wolfgang Göpel†
    • Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Morgenstelle 8, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany e-mail: nb@ipc.uni-tuebingen.de
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s002160051490

Cite this article as:
Barsan, N., Schweizer-Berberich, M. & Göpel†, W. Fresenius J Anal Chem (1999) 365: 287. doi:10.1007/s002160051490

Abstract

Gas sensors based on semiconducting materials have become of great interest to both sensor users and researchers. In this context, a huge number of publications have appeared in the literature which deal with metal oxide gas sensors, in general, and with the prototype material SnO2, in particular. The amount of data published grows continuously and has led to a situation in which even experts in this field tend to lose an overview. The present review describes the reasons for this complexity and outlines unifying concepts to understand the huge amount of published, mostly empirical data. This leads to a comprehension of gas-sensing phenomena in both the application and research domains.

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