Al Doped ZnO Nanogranular Film Fabricated by Layer-By-Layer Self-Assembly Method and Its Application for Gas Sensors
Authors: Hao, Weichang; Sun, Meng; Xu, Huaizhe; Wang, Tianmin
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 11, Number 12, December 2011 , pp. 10649-10653(5)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:ZnO is one of the most promising materials for gas sensor. Nanogranular films with ultrahigh surface-to-volume ratio have great potential in gas sensor application. In this paper, Al doped ZnO nanogranular films were fabricated by layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly method and the gas sensitivity of ZnO films were investigated. The results show that sensitivity of Al:ZnO gas sensors is up to 12 against 20000 ppm hydrogen, while the response time and recovery time of the sensor are only 12 s and 25 s respectively. The high sensitivity is attributed to the high surface-to-volume ratio of nanogranular and porous structure of self-assembled films.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2011
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