Ag-Modified In2O3/ZnO Nanobundles with High Formaldehyde Gas-Sensing Performance
AbstractAg-modified In2O3/ZnO bundles with micro/nano porous structures have been designed and synthesized with by hydrothermal method continuing with dehydration process. Each bundle consists of nanoparticles, where nanogaps of 10–30 nm are present between the nanoparticles, leading to a porous structure. This porous structure brings high surface area and fast gas diffusion, enhancing the gas sensitivity. Consequently, the HCHO gas-sensing performance of the Ag-modified In2O3/ZnO bundles have been tested, with the formaldehyde-detection limit of 100 ppb (parts per billion) and the response and recover times as short as 6 s and 3 s, respectively, at 300 °C and the detection limit of 100 ppb, response time of 12 s and recover times of 6 s at 100 °C. The HCHO sensing detect limitation matches the health standard limitation on the concentration of formaldehyde for indoor air. Moreover, the strategy to synthesize the nanobundles is just two-step heating and easy to scale up. Therefore, the Ag-modified In2O3/ZnO bundles are ready for industrialization and practical applications. View Full-Text
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Fang, F.; Bai, L.; Song, D.; Yang, H.; Sun, X.; Sun, H.; Zhu, J. Ag-Modified In2O3/ZnO Nanobundles with High Formaldehyde Gas-Sensing Performance. Sensors 2015, 15, 20086-20096.
Fang F, Bai L, Song D, Yang H, Sun X, Sun H, Zhu J. Ag-Modified In2O3/ZnO Nanobundles with High Formaldehyde Gas-Sensing Performance. Sensors. 2015; 15(8):20086-20096.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fang, Fang; Bai, Lu; Song, Dongsheng; Yang, Hongping; Sun, Xiaoming; Sun, Hongyu; Zhu, Jing. 2015. "Ag-Modified In2O3/ZnO Nanobundles with High Formaldehyde Gas-Sensing Performance." Sensors 15, no. 8: 20086-20096.