Highly hydrogen sensitive micromachined sensors based on aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposited ZnO rods

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článek v časopise ve Web of Science, Jimp
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Chemoresistive gas microsensors with highly hydrogen sensitive zinc oxide rods dominated by exposed {100} surfaces are fabricated. The hexagonal rod structures are integrated into micromachined transducing platforms without the need for substrate pre-treatment, via a vapor-solid mechanism enabled using an aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition method. The improved functionality of these systems towards hydrogen is attributed to the formation of an accumulation layer at the zinc oxide rods after hydrogen exposure, which includes a mechanism not only dominated by the oxygen vacancies, but also by the formation of intermediate energy levels for the transfer of charge from hydrogen to the zinc oxide conduction band.

Keywords
Zinc oxide
Gas sensor
Hydrogen