|Title:||Design of thin-film configuration of SnO2-Ag2O composites for NO2 gas-sensing applications||Authors:||Liang, Yuan-Chang
|Keywords:||microstructure;thin-film configuration;gas-sensing||Issue Date:||2-May-2022||Publisher:||WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH||Journal Volume:||11||Journal Issue:||1||Start page/Pages:||1842-1853||Source:||NANOTECHNOLOGY REVIEWS||Abstract:||
In this study, a two-layered thin-film structure consisting of a dispersed nanoscaled Ag2O phase and SnO2 layer (SA) and a mono-composite film layer (CSA) consisting of a nanoscale Ag2O phase in the SnO2 matrix are designed and fabricated for NO2 gas sensor applications. Two-layered and mono-layered SnO2-Ag2O composite thin films were synthesized using two-step SnO2 and Ag2O sputtering processes and Ag2O/SnO2 co-sputtering approach, respectively. In NO2 gas-sensing measurement results, both SA and CSA thin films that functionalized with an appropriate Ag2O content exhibit enhanced gas-sensing responses toward low-concentration NO2 gas in comparison with that of pristine SnO2 thin film. In particular, a gas sensor made from the mono-composite SnO2-Ag2O layer demonstrates apparently higher NO2 gas-sensing performance than that of double-layered SnO2-Ag2O thin-film sensor. This is attributed to substantially numerous p-n junctions of Ag2O/SnO2 formed in the top region of the SnO2 matrix. The gas-sensing response of the optimal sample (CSA270) toward 10 ppm NO2 gas is 5.91, and the response/recovery speeds in a single cycle dynamic response plot are 28 s/168 s toward 10 ppm NO2, respectively. Such a p-n thin-film configuration is beneficial to induce large electric resistance variation before and after the introduction of NO2 target gas during gas-sensing tests. The experimental results herein demonstrate that the gas-sensing performance of p-n oxide composite thin films can be tuned via the appropriate design of composite thin-film configuration.
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