27 February 2016 A novel flexible C2H2 gas sensor based on Ag-ZnO nanorods on PI/PTFE substrate
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Proceedings Volume 9749, Oxide-based Materials and Devices VII; 97491T (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202508
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In this work a novel flexible acetylene (C2H2) gas sensor based on Ag nanoparticles decorated vertical ZnO nanorods (Ag-ZnO NRs) on PI/PTFE substrate has been investigated. The grown structure was synthesized through a simple, rapid, and low-temperature hydrothermal-RF magnetron sputtering method. The successful immobilization of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) onto the surface of ZnO nanorods contributed large effective surface area and facilitated the charge transfer process. The as-fabricated sensor exhibited enhanced C2H2 sensing performances at low temperature (200°C) including a broad detection range (3 - 1000 ppm), and short recovery time (39 sec). Mechanical robustness and device flexibility were investigated at different curvature angle (0 - 90°) and several times bending-relaxing process (0 – 5 × 105 times). The sensor exhibited stable response magnitude with a negligible drift of ~ 2.1% for a maximum bending angle of 90o and a response drop of 8% after 5 × 104 bending/relaxing processes. The superior sensing features along with outstanding flexibility to extreme bending stress indicate the sensor a promising candidate for the development of practical flexible C2H2 gas sensors.
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A. S. M. Iftekhar Uddin, A. S. M. Iftekhar Uddin, Gwiy-Sang Chung, Gwiy-Sang Chung, } "A novel flexible C2H2 gas sensor based on Ag-ZnO nanorods on PI/PTFE substrate", Proc. SPIE 9749, Oxide-based Materials and Devices VII, 97491T (27 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2202508; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202508
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