Applied Physics A

, Volume 89, Issue 2, pp 427–430 | Cite as

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

  • Min Yang
  • Tengfeng Xie
  • Liang Peng
  • Yiyang Zhao
  • Dejun Wang
Rapid communication

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.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Supplementary material

References

  1. 1.
    X.F. Duan, Y. Huang, Y. Cui, J.F. Wang, C.M. Lieber, Nature 66, 409 (2001)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    H.T. Wang, B.S. Kang, F. Ren, L.C. Tien, P.W. Sadik, D.P. Norton, S.J. Pearton, J.S. Lin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 243503 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    C.H. Wang, X.F. Chu, M.M. Wu, Sens. Actuators B 113, 320 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Q. Wan, Q.H. Li, Y.J. Chen, T.H. Wang, X.L. He, J.P. Li, C.L. Lin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3654 (2004)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    P.M. Parthangal, R.E. Cavicchi, M.R. Zachariah, Nanotechnology 17, 3786 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    M. Yang, D.J. Wang, L. Peng, T.F. Xie, Y.Y. Zhao, Nanotechnology 17, 4567 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    A. Formhals, U.S. Patent No. 1,975,504 (1934)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    D.H. Reneker, I. Chun, Nanotechnology 216, 7 (1996)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Y.J. Kwon, K.H. Kim, C.S. Lim, K.B. Shim, J. Ceram. Proc. Res. 3, 146 (2002)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    B.D. Yuhas, D.O. Zitoun, P.J. Pauzauskie, R.R. He, P.D. Yang, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 45, 420 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    W.K. Liu, G.M. Salley, D.R. Gamelin, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 14486 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    N. Ohashi, S. Tanaka, T. Tsurumi, J. Tanaka, O. Fukunaga, J. Ceram. Soc. Japan 106, 914 (1998)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    S.W. Lim, D.K. Hwang, J.M. Myoung, Solid State Commun. 125, 231 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Y.H. Lin, D.J. Wang, Q.D. Zhao, Z.H. Li, Y.D. Ma, M. Yang, Nanotechnology 17, 2110 (2006)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    T. Hirano, H. Kozuka, J. Mater. Sci. 38, 4203 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    H. Martins, T. Naes, Multivariate Calibration (Wiley, New York, 1998)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    L.A. Currie, Pure Appl. Chem. 67, 1699 (1995)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

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

Personalised recommendations