One step fabrication of low noise CuO nanowire-bridge gas sensor

Sheng Bo Wang, Chih Hung Hsiao, Shang Chao Hung, Shoou Jinn Chang, Sheng Joue Young, Bo Chin Wang, San Lein Wu, Bohr Ran Huang, Hsieh Cheng Han

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We report a new method to fabricate the CuO nanowire-bridge device operating one step thermal treatment and implementing as gas sensor. The X-ray Diffraction (XRD), micro Raman, and high resolution transmission electron microscopy measurements indicated that the CuO nanowires are single crystalline with high crystal quality. Both gas sensor performance and electrical properties of the nanowires-bridges are also investigated. The sensitivity of CuO nanowire-bridge device for sensing oxygen molecule is about 2 times higher than that of the CuO thin film device in room temperature. The enhanced sensitivity of the nanobridges can be attributed to the higher surface band bending due to the larger potential barrier as the accumulation layer between nanowire/nanowire junctions. The mechanism of sensing and electron transport are also discussed. Furthermore, the electrical noise property of the CuO nanowire-bridge device followed Hooge's 1/f-type fluctuations model, which suggests a high reliability of the gas-sensing device. This straightforward method of growing CuO nanowire bridging provides a new type of gas/bio sensing device to enhance sensing capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3472-3482
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry


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