Skip to main content

Medium Dependent Size and Shape Tuning of Indium Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Gas Sensing Properties

Buy Article:

$113.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Using three primary alcohols (methanol, ethanol and propanaol) as solvent Indium oxide nanoparticles were prepared. Interestingly, the nanoparticles prepared using the three alcoholic solvents showed different morphologies. Even though the formed particles showed a cube-like structure, different sizes in the morphology have been observed in room temperature synthesis. The prepared particles showed visible light emission when excited with UV light due to oxygen vacancies. The prepared nanoparticles were made as a composite film with polyvinyl alcohol and the gas sensing behaviour of the composite film has been tested with ethanol vapours. Nanoparticles prepared using the three solvent showed good responses to the test gas ethanol. In particular, the nanoparticles prepared using methanol and ethanol solvents showed good response to ethanol when compared with the particles prepared using propanol solvent.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-12-01

More about this publication?
  • Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine (ASEM) is a science, engineering, technical and medical journal focused on the publishing of peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary research articles dealing with all fundamental and applied research aspects in the areas of (1) Physical Sciences, (2) Engineering, (3) Biological Sciences/Health Sciences, (4) Medicine, (5) Computer and Information Sciences, (6) Mathematical Sciences, (7) Agriculture Science and Engineering, (8) Geosciences, and (9) Energy/Fuels/Environmental/Green Science and Engineering.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more