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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 34, Number 6
BKCSDE 34(6)
June 20, 2013 

UV Enhanced NO2 Sensing Properties of Pt Functionalized Ga2O3 Nanorods
Soyeon An, Sunghoon Park, Youngho Mun, Chongmu Lee*
Ga2O3, Nanorod, Gas sensor, UV, Functionalization
Ga2O3 one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures were synthesized by using a thermal evaporation technique. The morphology, crystal structure, and sensing properties of the Ga2O3 nanostructures functionalized with Pt to NO2 gas at room temperature under UV irradiation were examined. The diameters of the 1D nanostructures ranged from a few tens to a few hundreds of nanometers and the lengths ranged up to a few hundreds of micrometers. Pt nanoparticles with diameters of a few tens of nanometers were distributed around a Ga2O3 nanorod. The responses of the nanorods gas sensors fabricated from multiple networked Ga2O3 nanorods were improved 3-4 fold at NO2 concentrations ranging from 1 to 5 ppm by Pt functionalization. The Pt-functionalized Ga2O3 nanorod gas sensors showed a remarkably enhanced response at room temperature under ultraviolet (UV) light illumination. In addition, the mechanisms via which the gas sensing properties of Ga2O3 nanorods are enhanced by Pt functionalization and UV irradiation are discussed.
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