About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
ISRN Nanotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 453517, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/453517
Research Article

UV Illumination Room-Temperature ZnO Nanoparticle Ethanol Gas Sensors

Institute of Microelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan

Received 10 January 2012; Accepted 9 February 2012

Academic Editors: C. S. Casari, C. Li, and W. Lu

Copyright © 2012 Sheng-Po Chang and Kuan-Yu Chen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Y. Huang, X. Duan, Q. Wei, and C. M. Lieber, “Directed assembly of one-dimensional nanostructures into functional networks,” Science, vol. 291, no. 5504, pp. 630–633, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. W. Lu and C. M. Lieber, “Nanoelectronics from the bottom up,” Nature Materials, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 841–850, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. H. Huang, S. Mao, H. Feick et al., “Room-temperature ultraviolet nanowire nanolasers,” Science, vol. 292, no. 5523, pp. 1897–1899, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. F. Qian, Y. Li, S. Gradečak, D. Wang, C. J. Barrelet, and C. M. Lieber, “Gallium nitride-based nanowire radial heterostructures for nanophotonics,” Nano Letters, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 1975–1979, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. P. V. Radovanovic, C. J. Barrelet, S. Gradečak, F. Qian, and C. M. Lieber, “General synthesis of manganese-doped II-VI and III-V semiconductor nanowires,” Nano Letters, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 1407–1411, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Y. Cui, Z. Zhong, D. Wang, W. U. Wang, and C. M. Lieber, “High performance silicon nanowire field effect transistors,” Nano Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 149–152, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. Law, L. E. Greene, J. C. Johnson, R. Saykally, and P. Yang, “Nanowire dye-sensitized solar cells,” Nature Materials, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 455–459, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. S. A. Mcdonald, G. Konstantatos, S. Zhang et al., “Solution-processed PbS quantum dot infrared photodetectors and photovoltaics,” Nature Materials, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 138–142, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. I. L. Medintz, H. T. Uyeda, E. R. Goldman, and H. Mattoussi, “Quantum dot bioconjugates for imaging, labelling and sensing,” Nature Materials, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 435–446, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. W. K. Hong, J. I. Sohn, D. K. Hwang et al., “Tunable electronic transport characteristics of surface-architecture-controlled ZnO nanowire field effect transistors,” Nano Letters, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 950–956, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. J. B. Baxter and E. S. Aydil, “Nanowire-based dye-sensitized solar cells,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, no. 5, Article ID 053114, pp. 1–3, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. J. Chen, Y. Zhang, B. J. Skromme, K. Akimoto, and S. J. Pachuta, “Properties of the shallow O-related acceptor level in ZnSe,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 78, no. 8, pp. 5109–5119, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. H. Kato, M. Sano, K. Miyamoto, and T. Yao, “Homoepitaxial growth of high-quality Zn-polar ZnO films by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 2, vol. 42, no. 8B, pp. L1002–L1005, 2003. View at Scopus
  14. T. Sergiu, T. S. Shishiyanu, and O. I. Lupan, “Sensing characteristics of tin-doped ZnO thin films as NO2 gas sensor,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 379–386, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. N. Koshizaki and T. Oyama, “Sensing characteristics of ZnO-based NOx sensor,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 119–121, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. L. C. Tien, P. W. Sadik, D. P. Norton et al., “Hydrogen sensing at room temperature with Pt-coated ZnO thin films and nanorods,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 87, no. 22, Article ID 222106, pp. 1–3, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. S. Wagh, G. H. Jain, D. R. Patil, S. A. Patil, and L. A. Patil, “Modified zinc oxide thick film resistors as NH3 gas sensor,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 115, no. 1, pp. 128–133, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. Wöllenstein, J. A. Plaza, C. Cané, Y. Min, H. Böttner, and H. L. Tuller, “A novel single chip thin film metal oxide array,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 93, no. 1–3, pp. 350–355, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. S. Mridha and D. Basak, “Investigation of a p-CuO/n-ZnO thin film heterojunction for H2 gas-sensor applications,” Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 21, no. 7, article 017, pp. 928–932, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. G. G. Huang, C. T. Wang, H. T. Tang, Y. S. Huang, and J. Yang, “ZnO nanoparticle-modified infrared internal reflection elements for selective detection of volatile organic compounds,” Analytical Chemistry, vol. 78, no. 7, pp. 2397–2404, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. Y. Sun, N. George Ndifor-Angwafor, D. Jason Riley, and M. N. R. Ashfold, “Synthesis and photoluminescence of ultra-thin ZnO nanowire/nanotube arrays formed by hydrothermal growth,” Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 431, no. 4–6, pp. 352–357, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. P. Mitra, A. P. Chatterjee, and H. S. Maiti, “ZnO thin film sensor,” Materials Letters, vol. 35, no. 1-2, pp. 33–38, 1998. View at Scopus
  23. D. Kohl, “The role of noble metals in the chemistry of solid-state gas sensors,” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 1, no. 1–6, pp. 158–165, 1990. View at Scopus
  24. P. P. Sahay, “Zinc oxide thin film gas sensor for detection of acetone,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 40, no. 16, pp. 4383–4385, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. T. Gao and T. H. Wang, “Synthesis and properties of multipod-shaped ZnO nanorods for gas-sensor applications,” Applied Physics A, vol. 80, no. 7, pp. 1451–1454, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. J. Gong, Y. Li, X. Chai, Z. Hu, and Y. Deng, “UV-light-activated ZnO fibers for organic gas sensing at room temperature,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, no. 2, pp. 1293–1298, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus