Applied Physics A

, Volume 89, Issue 2, pp 427–430

Fabrication and photoelectric oxygen sensing characteristics of electrospun Co doped ZnO nanofibres

  • Min Yang
  • Tengfeng Xie
  • Liang Peng
  • Yiyang Zhao
  • Dejun Wang
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DOI: 10.1007/s00339-007-4204-5

Cite this article as:
Yang, M., Xie, T., Peng, L. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2007) 89: 427. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-4204-5

Abstract

A one-dimensional structure of a Co doped ZnO nanofibre has been successfully fabricated by a relatively simple electrospinning technique and characterized by means of SEM, XRD and surface photocurrent spectrum. We found that this fibre exhibits novel photoelectric gas sensitivity to oxygen gas under the illumination of a 500 W Xe lamp with a fast response. The microscopic process is discussed in detail. These results should be valuable for designing a new type of gas sensor for use at room temperature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Yang
    • 1
  • Tengfeng Xie
    • 1
  • Liang Peng
    • 1
  • Yiyang Zhao
    • 1
  • Dejun Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.A.G. Macdiarmid Institute, College of ChemistryJilin UniversityChangchunP.R. China