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Graphene-Like Porous ZnO/Graphene Oxide Nanosheets for High-Performance Acetone Vapor Detection

1,†, 1,2,†, 1, 1, 1,2, 1, 1,2,* and 1,2,*
School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, No. 516 JunGong Road, Shanghai 200093, China
Shanghai Innovation Institute for Materials, Shanghai 200444, China
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Mo Yang, Tjong Sie Chin and Xin Zhao
Molecules 2019, 24(3), 522;
Received: 6 January 2019 / Revised: 27 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 31 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene Nanocomposites)
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In order to obtain acetone sensor with excellent sensitivity, selectivity, and rapid response/recovery speed, graphene-like ZnO/graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets were synthesized using the wet-chemical method with an additional calcining treatment. The GO was utilized as both the template to form the two-dimensional (2-D) nanosheets and the sensitizer to enhance the sensing properties. Sensing performances of ZnO/GO nanocomposites were studied with acetone as a target gas. The response value could reach 94 to 100 ppm acetone vapor and the recovery time could reach 4 s. The excellent sensing properties were ascribed to the synergistic effects between ZnO nanosheets and GO, which included a unique 2-D structure, large specific surface area, suitable particle size, and abundant in-plane mesopores, which contributed to the advance of novel acetone vapor sensors and could provide some references to the synthesis of 2-D graphene-like metals oxide nanosheets. View Full-Text
Keywords: ZnO/GO nanosheets; nanocomposites; acetone gas sensors; two-dimensional structure ZnO/GO nanosheets; nanocomposites; acetone gas sensors; two-dimensional structure

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Wang, H.; Wang, D.; Tian, L.; Li, H.; Wang, P.; Ou, N.; Wang, X.; Yang, J. Graphene-Like Porous ZnO/Graphene Oxide Nanosheets for High-Performance Acetone Vapor Detection. Molecules 2019, 24, 522.

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