Applied Physics A

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 45–48

Gas sensing properties of zinc oxide nanostructures prepared by thermal evaporation


DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-3978-9

Cite this article as:
Comini, E., Faglia, G., Ferroni, M. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2007) 88: 45. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-3978-9


Progress has been achieved in the synthesis, structural characterization and physical properties investigation of nanostructures. We have focused our attention on zinc oxide nanostructures. We report on the growth of ZnO nanostructures using vapour phase technique. We have synthesized, depending on the growth conditions, different nanostructures such as wires and combs of zinc oxide. ZnO nanowires electrical properties have been characterised in presence of different gases, the results highlight remarkable response to acetone and ethanol with detection limits lower than 1 ppm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Comini
    • 1
  • G. Faglia
    • 1
  • M. Ferroni
    • 1
  • G. Sberveglieri
    • 1
  1. 1.SENSOR CNR-INFM, Department of Chemistry and PhysicsBrescia UniversityBresciaItaly