Vyas, Rishi and Kumar, Pawan and Dwivedi, Jaya and Sharma, Sarla and Khan, Shabana and Divakar, R. and Anshul, Avneesh and Sachdev, K. and Sharma, S. K. and Gupta, Bipin Kumar (2014) Probing luminescent Fe-doped ZnO nanowires for high-performance oxygen gas sensing application. RSC Advances, 4 (98). pp. 54953-54959. ISSN 2046-2069

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Herein, we demonstrate the growth of Fe-doped ZnO nanowires using a typical vapour phase transport process for oxygen gas sensing application. The morphologies of these nanowires have been evaluated by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, which confirms the formation of ZnO nanowires with 20-50 nm diameter and with a d-spacing of similar to 0.270 nm, corresponding to (002) planes. The energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy result reveals the presence of Fe, Zn and O elements in 9 wt% Fe-doped ZnO nanowires. The Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy results explore the oxygen deficient structure of these nanowires with Fe ion occupying tetrahedral sites in the ZnO lattice along with some interstitial Zn and Fe ions. Furthermore, these nanowires arrays illustrate a sensitivity of 23 and 31 with fast response/recovery times of about 38 s/46 s and 11 s/11 s at an operating temperatures of 100 degrees C and 140 degrees C, respectively. The obtained results established that these luminescent ZnO nanowires could be an excellent choice for high-performance oxygen gas sensing application.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 06:32
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 06:32
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1476

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