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Chemical Vapour Deposition of Gas Sensitive Metal Oxides

SIX Research Centre, Brno University of Technology, Technická 10, Brno, CZ-61600, Czech Republic
Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ, UK
Material Science and Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Physics, GC University Lahore, Pakistan
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Academic Editor: Russell Binions
Chemosensors 2016, 4(1), 4;
Received: 17 November 2015 / Revised: 26 January 2016 / Accepted: 5 February 2016 / Published: 1 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemical Vapor Sensing)
This article presents a review of recent research efforts and developments for the fabrication of metal-oxide gas sensors using chemical vapour deposition (CVD), presenting its potential advantages as a materials synthesis technique for gas sensors along with a discussion of their sensing performance. Thin films typically have poorer gas sensing performance compared to traditional screen printed equivalents, attributed to reduced porosity, but the ability to integrate materials directly with the sensor platform provides important process benefits compared to competing synthetic techniques. We conclude that these advantages are likely to drive increased interest in the use of CVD for gas sensor materials over the next decade, whilst the ability to manipulate deposition conditions to alter microstructure can help mitigate the potentially reduced performance in thin films, hence the current prospects for use of CVD in this field look excellent. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal oxide; sensor; nano; chemical vapor deposition; CVD metal oxide; sensor; nano; chemical vapor deposition; CVD
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Vallejos, S.; Di Maggio, F.; Shujah, T.; Blackman, C. Chemical Vapour Deposition of Gas Sensitive Metal Oxides. Chemosensors 2016, 4, 4.

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Vallejos S, Di Maggio F, Shujah T, Blackman C. Chemical Vapour Deposition of Gas Sensitive Metal Oxides. Chemosensors. 2016; 4(1):4.

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Vallejos, Stella, Francesco Di Maggio, Tahira Shujah, and Chris Blackman. 2016. "Chemical Vapour Deposition of Gas Sensitive Metal Oxides" Chemosensors 4, no. 1: 4.

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