Gas Sensor Based on 3-D WO3 Inverse Opal: Design and Applications
AbstractA three-dimensional inverse opal (3DIO) WO3 architecture has been synthesized via a simple sacrificial template method. Morphology features of the 3DIO were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and its structure was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The shrinking ratio of the PMMA spheres was ~28.2% through measuring the distribution of the PMMA spheres and 3DIO WO3 center-to-center distance between the spheres and macropores, respectively. Beyond that, the 3DIO gas sensing properties were investigated systematically and the sensing mechanism of 3DIO WO3 was proposed. The results indicated that the response of the 3DIO sensor possessed excellent sensitivity to acetone gas, especially at trace levels. The 3DIO gas sensor response was ~7 to 5 ppm of acetone and could detect acetone low to 0.2 ppm effectively, which was in close proximity to the theoretical low detection limit of 0.14 ppm when Ra/Rg ≥ 1.2 was used as the criterion for reliable gas sensing. All in all, the obvious satisfaction of the gas-sensing properties was ascribed to the structure of the 3DIO, and the sensor could be a promising novel device in the future. View Full-Text
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Xing, R.; Du, Y.; Zhao, X.; Zhang, X. Gas Sensor Based on 3-D WO3 Inverse Opal: Design and Applications. Sensors 2017, 17, 710.
Xing R, Du Y, Zhao X, Zhang X. Gas Sensor Based on 3-D WO3 Inverse Opal: Design and Applications. Sensors. 2017; 17(4):710.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xing, Ruiqing; Du, Yang; Zhao, Xiaonan; Zhang, Xiu. 2017. "Gas Sensor Based on 3-D WO3 Inverse Opal: Design and Applications." Sensors 17, no. 4: 710.
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