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Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 3406–3411 | Cite as

Ethanol-Sensing Characteristics of Nanostructured ZnO: Nanorods, Nanowires, and Porous Nanoparticles

  • Chu Thi Quy
  • Chu Manh Hung
  • Nguyen  Van Duy
  • Nguyen Duc Hoa
  • Mingzhi Jiao
  • Hugo Nguyen
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Abstract

The morphology and crystalline size of metal oxide-sensing materials are believed to have a strong influence on the performance of gas sensors. In this paper, we report a comparative study on the ethanol-sensing characteristics of ZnO nanorods, nanowires, and porous nanoparticles. The porous ZnO nanoparticles were prepared using a simple thermal decomposition of a sheet-like hydrozincite, whereas the nanorods and nanowires were grown by hydrothermal and chemical vapor deposition methods, respectively. The morphology and crystal structure of the synthesized materials were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. Ethanol gas-sensing characteristics were systematically studied at different temperatures. Our findings show that for ethanol gas-sensing applications, ZnO porous nanoparticles exhibited the best sensitivity, followed by the nanowires and nanorods. Gas-sensing properties were also examined with respect to the role of crystal growth orientation, crystal size, and porosity.

Keywords

ZnO porous nanoparticles nanorods nanowires gas sensors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chu Thi Quy
    • 1
  • Chu Manh Hung
    • 1
  • Nguyen  Van Duy
    • 1
  • Nguyen Duc Hoa
    • 1
  • Mingzhi Jiao
    • 2
  • Hugo Nguyen
    • 2
  1. 1.International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS)Hanoi University of Science and TechnologyHanoiViet Nam
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Microsystem TechnologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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