Fabrication of Nano-petals Zn0.97Cu0.03O Thin Film and Application in Methane Sensing

  • Brij Bansh Nath AnchalEmail author
  • Preetam Singh
  • Ram Pyare
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 587)


This paper presents the fabrication of nano-petals Zn0.97Cu0.03O thin film using electro-spin technique and sensing of methane. Doping of 3% Cu into ZnO was carried out by chemical route and spin coated thin film was grown on a glass substrate. Analysis of XRD, SEM, EDX and AFM characterizations were performed for surface morophology and grain sizes of nano-petals. Study of sensitivity for 1000, 1200 and 1400 ppm methane as better sensing at low operating temperature 125 °C.


XRD SEM EDX AFM Nano-petals Thin film Sensor 



This work is supported by the Department of Ceramic Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India and Central Instrument Facility Centre—IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India. Authors are thankful to the Centre for Energy and Resources Development (CERD) and Design and Innovation Cell (DIC), IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India, for financial assistance and research supports.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brij Bansh Nath Anchal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Preetam Singh
    • 1
  • Ram Pyare
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ceramic EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (BHU)VaranasiIndia

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