α-Fe2O3 based nanomaterials as gas sensors

  • A. MirzaeiEmail author
  • B. Hashemi
  • K. Janghorban


Interest in detecting and determining concentrations of toxic and flammable gases has constantly been on the increase in recent years due to increase of modernization, industrialization and high standards of life. Detection of such gases is very important in many different fields such as industrial emission control, household and social security, vehicle emission control and environmental monitoring. Metal oxide gas sensors are among most important devices to detect a large variety of gases. α-Fe2O3, an environmental friendly semiconductor (E g = 2.1 eV), is the most stable iron oxide under ambient atmosphere and because of its low cost, high stability, high resistance to corrosion, and its environmentally friendly properties is one of the most important metal oxides for gas sensing applications. This is the first review about gas sensing properties of α-Fe2O3 nanostructures. In this paper gas sensing properties of α-Fe2O3 are extensively reviewed. After a brief explanation about metal oxide gas sensors and α-Fe2O3, sensors based on α-Fe2O3 nanomaterials have been reviewed. Gas sensing section is divided into five subsections: pure α-Fe2O3 gas sensors, metal/α-Fe2O3 gas sensors, metal oxide/α-Fe2O3 gas sensors, polymer/α-Fe2O3 gas sensors and graphene/α-Fe2O3 gas sensors.


SnO2 PANI CuFe2O4 TiO2 Nanofibers Adsorbed Oxygen Species 
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Partial support of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council is gratefully acknowledged.


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