bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal

    (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479)


2013 Global Impact Factor


2008 e-Impact Factor

25 Top Downloaded Articles

Best Selling Articles 2012

Journal Subscription

Editorial Calendar

Submit an Article

Editorial Board

Current Issue

S&T journal's cover

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2011

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2010

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2009

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2008

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2007

2000-2002 S&T e-Digest Contents

2003 S&T e-Digest Contents

2004 S&T e-Digest Contents

2005 S&T e-Digest Contents

2006 S&T e-Digest Contents


Best Articles 2011




Vol. 189, Issue 6, June 2015, pp. 143-149




One-Dimensional Vanadium Dioxide Nanostructures
for Room Temperature Hydrogen Sensors

1 Aline Simo, 2 Bonex Mwakikunga and 1 Malik Maaza

1 Materials Research Department, iThemba LABS-National Research7129, PO Box 722, South Africa
2 National Centre for Nano_Structured Materials, CSIR, PO Box 395, South Africa
1 Tel.: +27735232713, fax: 0218433543

E-mail: simo@tlabs.ac.za


Received: 25 March 2015 /Accepted: 29 May 2015 /Published: 30 June 2015

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: In relation to hydrogen (H2) economy in general and gas sensing in particular, an extensive set of one dimensional (1-D) nano-scaled oxide materials are being investigated as ideal candidates for potential gas sensing applications. This is correlated to their set of singular surface characteristics, shape anisotropy and readiness for integrated devices. Nanostructures of well- established gas sensing materials such as Tin Oxide (SnO2), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Indium (III) Oxide (In2O3), and Tungsten Trioxide (WO3) have shown higher sensitivity and gas selectivity, quicker response, faster time recovery, as well as an enhanced capability to detect gases at low concentrations. While the overall sensing characteristics of these so called 1-D nanomaterials are superior, they are efficient at high temperature; generally above 200 0C. This operational impediment results in device complexities in integration that limit their technological applications, specifically in their miniaturized arrangements. Unfortunately, for room temperature applications, there is a necessity to dope the above mentioned nano-scaled oxides with noble metals such as Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), Gold (Au), Ruthenium (Ru). This comes at a cost. This communication reports, for the first time, on the room temperature enhanced H2 sensing properties of a specific phase of pure Vanadium Dioxide (VO2) phase A in their nanobelt form. The relatively observed large H2 room temperature sensing in this Mott type specific oxide seems to reach values as low as 14 ppm H2 which makes it an ideal gas sensing in H2 fuelled systems.


Keywords: Vanadium dioxide, Room temperature, Hydrogen gas, Sensors, Depletion layer, Selectivity.


Acrobat reader logo Click <here> or title of paper to download the full pages article in pdf format



Subscribe the full-page Sensors & Transducers journal in print (paper) or pdf formats

(shipping cost by standard mail for paper version is included)

(25 % discount for IFSA Members)




Alternatively we accept a money transfer to our bank account. Please contact for details: sales@sensorsportal.com



Download <here> the Library Journal Recommendation Form



Read more about Gas and Chemical Sensors






1999 - 2015 Copyright , International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Publishing, S.L. All Rights Reserved.

Home - News - Links - Archives - Tools - Voltage-to-Frequency Converters - Standardization - Patents - Marketplace - Projects - Wish List - e-Shop - Sensor Jobs - Membership - Videos - Publishing - Site Map - Subscribe - Search

 Members Area -Sensors Portal -Training Courses - S&T Digest - For advertisers - Bookstore - Forums - Polls - Submit Press Release - Submit White Paper - Testimonies - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn