Nanocomposites in Gas Sensors: Promising Approach to Gas Sensor Optimization

  • Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)


Present short chapter gives general view on the prospects of nanocomposites applications in gas sensor design. Chapter includes 1 figures, 1 Tables and 24 references.


TiO2 Permeability Fullerene SnO2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghenadii Korotcenkov
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  1. 1.Materials Science and EngineeringGwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyGwangjuKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

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