NO2Gas Sensing Properties of Ag-Functionalized Porous ZnO Sheets

Min Young Kim, Jeong Yun Hwang, Ali Mirzaei, Sun Woo Choi, Sang Il Kim, Hyun Sik Kim, Sun Jae Kim, Jong Wook Roh, Myung Sik Choi, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Seung Yong Lee, Changhyun Jin

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Herein, we report a simple and scalable synthesis route to prepare Ag-functionalized porous ZnO sheets and their enhanced NO2 gas sensing properties. Porous ZnO sheets functionalized with well-dispersed submicron Ag particles were prepared by using a hydrothermal method-based one-pot synthesis route from Zn and Ag precursors. NO2 gas sensing performance (response, selectivity, response time, and recovery time) was optimized at 200°C in the gas sensor fabricated with 3 at% Ag-functionalized porous ZnO sheets. We demonstrated a response (Rg/Ra) of 17.18 to 10 ppm NO2 gas and also obtained a high response of 14.05 even at 60% relative humidity due to the synergetic effect of improved NO2 gas adsorption in the presence of Ag particles and increased resistance by the formation of Schottky barrier at Ag-ZnO heterojunctions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9021169
JournalAdsorption Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (IO201216-08204-01). This research was also supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (2022R1A2C2005210) and the Ministry of Education (2019R1A6A1A11055660). Seung Yong Lee and Changhyun Jin were supported by the Korea Initiative for fostering University of Research and Innovation (KIURI) Program of the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (NRF- 2020M3H1A1077207).

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© 2023 Min Young Kim et al.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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