Sensitivity-tuned CO gas sensors with tailored ga-doping in ZnO nanowires

Kyoungwon Kim, Deuk Hee Lee, Dawoon Jeong, Pulak Chandra Debnath, Dong Yun Lee, Sangsig Kim, Sang Yeol Lee

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Sensitivity-customization of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowire (NW) gas sensors has been demonstrated by controlling Ga-doping, thereby tuning the resistance of the NWs. Both un-doped and 5 weight% Ga-doped ZnO (GZO) NWs are synthesized for the highly sensitive sensing within a narrow detection window and a less sensitive one within an expanded window, respectively. We have employed hot-walled pulsed laser deposition (HW-PLD) for the NW synthesis. With CO gas injection, the resistance reduction of NWs is detected and analyzed in a self-designed gas chamber that guarantees the precise control of gas flow and, gas concentration, as well as temperature. NW sensitivity is proportional to the sensing temperature and inversely proportional to the doping concentration resulting in widening the sensing window up to 230 times by the 5 wt.% Ga-doping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4211-4214
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • CO Gas Sensor
  • Ga-Doped ZnO
  • Nanowires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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