Metals and Materials International

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 805–813 | Cite as

Synthesis, Characterization and Gas-Sensing Properties of Pristine and SnS2 Functionalized TeO2 Nanowires

  • Sangwoo Kim
  • Jae Hoon Bang
  • Myung Sik Choi
  • Wansik Oum
  • Ali Mirzaei
  • Namgue Lee
  • Hyouk-Chon Kwon
  • Dohyung Lee
  • Hyeongtag JeonEmail author
  • Sang Sub KimEmail author
  • Hyoun Woo KimEmail author


We report the gas-sensing properties of pristine and SnS2 functionalized TeO2 nanowires (NWs). TeO2 NWs were synthesized by a vapor–liquid–solid growth method, and SnS2 functionalization was performed using an atomic layer deposition technique followed by thermal treatment. Structural and morphological analyses verified the formation of pristine and SnS2 functionalized TeO2 NWs with desired composition, phase, and morphology. Interestingly, sensing results showed that the pristine TeO2 NW gas sensor had better sensing properties relative to the SnS2 functionalized TeO2 NW gas sensor. An underlying sensing mechanism is explained in detail, and reasons for the decrease of sensing performance with the SnS2 functionalized TeO2 NW sensor was attributed to the coverage of TeO2 surface by the SnS2 nanoparticles.


TeO2 SnS2 NO2 gas Sensing mechanism Gas sensor 



This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program administered through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2016R1A6A1A03013422 and 2016R1D1A1A09919661).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangwoo Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jae Hoon Bang
    • 3
  • Myung Sik Choi
    • 3
  • Wansik Oum
    • 3
  • Ali Mirzaei
    • 4
    • 5
  • Namgue Lee
    • 6
  • Hyouk-Chon Kwon
    • 1
  • Dohyung Lee
    • 2
  • Hyeongtag Jeon
    • 3
    • 6
    Email author
  • Sang Sub Kim
    • 7
    Email author
  • Hyoun Woo Kim
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Liquid Processing and Casting R&D GroupKorea Institute of Industrial TechnologyIncheonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHanyang UniversityAnsanRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Division of Materials Science and EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.The Research Institute of Industrial ScienceHanyang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringShiraz University of TechnologyShirazIran
  6. 6.Department of Nanoscale Semiconductor EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  7. 7.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringInha UniversityIncheonRepublic of Korea

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