ZnO nanostructures for sensor applications

Tseung-Yuen Tseng*

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Abstract

The wide-gap semiconductor ZnO with nanostructures such as nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires has high potential for a variety of sensor applications. This paper reviews the recent developments of ZnO one dimentional nanostructures for future gas sensor applications. Presented first is the factors contributing to the high performances of gas sensors using such nanostructures. Then various fabrication methods of the ZnO nanostructures including vapor phase growth, solution growth, and template-assisted growth are introduced. The characterization and properties of the ZnO nanostructures-based gas sensors are described. The basic mechanisms for explaining the behaviors of the gas sensors are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037853658
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventInternational Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT2011, Symposium T - Advanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 26 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
Volume185
ISSN (Print)1012-0394

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, ICMAT2011, Symposium T - Advanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period26/06/111/07/11

Keywords

  • Gas sensor
  • Nanostructure
  • Sensitivity
  • ZnO

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    Tseng, T-Y. (2012). ZnO nanostructures for sensor applications. In Advanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection (pp. 1-4). (Solid State Phenomena; Vol. 185). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.185.1