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January 25th, 2010

A Rapidly Responding Sensor for Methanol Based on Electrospun In2O3–SnO2 Nanofibers

Published on January 25th, 2010 | By: Eileen De Guire

Volume 93 Issue 1, Pages 15 – 17


Wei Zheng, Xiaofeng Lu, Wei Wang, Bo Dong, Hongnan Zhang, Zhaojie Wang, Xiuru Xu, Ce Wang
Published Online: Oct 20 2009 1:35PM
DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03354.x


In this paper, we presented a simple and effective electrospinning technique for the preparation of In2O3-SnO2 composite nanofibers. The morphology and chemical structure of the as-prepared samples were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The results showed that large quantities of In2O3-SnO2 composite nanofibers with diameters from 60 to 100 nm were obtained. The In2O3-SnO2 composite nanofibers exhibited excellent gas sensing properties to methanol, such as fast response/recovery properties, high sensitivity, and good selectivity.


Online Access to Journal of the American Ceramic Society

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