Dielectrophoretic fabrication and chacterization of ZnO nanowire-based acetylene gas sensor

Yuki Kawabe, Li Li, Michihiko Nakano, Junya Suehiro

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Abstract

Wide-gap semiconductors with nanostructures such as nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires are promising as a new type of gas sensor. Recently, ZnO (zinc oxide) nano-structures have been extensively investigated for acetylene (C2H2) gas sensing device applications. In this paper, a new fabrication method of a C2H2 gas sensor based on ZnO nanowires using dielectrophoresis is demonstrated. Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is the electrokinetic motion of dielectrically polarized materials in nonuniform electric fields. ZnO nanowires were trapped in the microelectrode gap where the electric field became higher. The trapped ZnO nanowires were aligned along the electric field line and bridged the electrode gap. Upon exposure to C2H2 gas, the conductance of the DEP-trapped ZnO nanowires increased. The ZnO nanowire gas sensor response to C2H2 gas was dependent on the temperature and the maximum response was obtained at 250 °C. It was confirmed that the sensor response was considerably improved by electrochemically decorating the ZnO nanowires with platinum nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1433-1437
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Mar 17 2015Mar 19 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2015
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period3/17/153/19/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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