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Fabrication and Highly Sensitive Gas Sensors Based on h-MoO3/SnO2 Hollow Nanostructures Operated at Low Temperatures

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Simulated by the synthesis of one dimensional hollow nanostructures with significant sensing, electrical, and optical properties, we have successfully synthesized 1D hollow nanostructures of h-MoO3/SnO2 with well-defined multi-side walls. These hollow nanostructured materials synthesized via a hydrothermal method with SnCl2 ยท 2H2O as the precursor and h-MoO3 as the template. SnO2 nanoparticles grew on the surface of h-MoO3 with preferential direction [001]. The morphological change was observed with variation of the growth conditions, such as HNO3, and h-MoO3 concentration. 1D hollow nanostructures of h-MoO3/SnO2 were studied and their growth mechanism was discussed. The result revealed that the existence of h-MoO3 caused to increase the sensor response to ethanol gas and downshift the sensor operating temperature at low temperatures.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 September 2010

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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