An enhanced ultra-fast responding ethanol gas sensor based on Ag functionalized CuO nanoribbons at room-temperature

  • Zhenfa Wang
  • Fei LiEmail author
  • Haotian Wang
  • An Wang
  • Shumao Wu


An ultra-fast responding ethanol gas sensor based on the Ag-functionalized CuO nanoribbons was fabricated by a wet chemical method. Results indicated that Ag nanoparticles were on the surface of the CuO nanoribbons in the form of metallic Ag. The gas sensor performance based on CuO nanoribbons was remarkably enhanced by decorating with Ag nanoparticles. All results reveal that the Ag–CuO nanoribbons exhibit higher response and ultra-fast response time characteristic than CuO nanoribbons at room temperature. Particularly, the response time of the gas sensor based on Ag–CuO nanoribbons was about 2 s, which was five times shorter than that of the bare CuO nanoribbons.



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21201156) and the Fundamental Research Founds for National University, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan, CUG130401). The financial support was gratefully appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenfa Wang
    • 1
  • Fei Li
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Haotian Wang
    • 1
  • An Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shumao Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Materials Science and ChemistryChina University of GeosciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Engineering Research Center of Nano-Geomaterials of Ministry of EducationChina University of GeosciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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