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dc.contributor.author Motaung, David E
dc.contributor.author Mhlongo, Gugu H
dc.contributor.author Makgwane, Peter R
dc.contributor.author Dhonge, BP
dc.contributor.author Cummings, FR
dc.contributor.author Swart, HC
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-12T05:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-12T05:37:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Motaung, D.E., Mhlongo, G.H., Makgwane, P.R., Dhonge, B.P., Cummings, F.R., Swart, H.C. Ray, S.S. 2018. Ultra-high sensitive and selective H2gas sensor manifested byinterface of n–n heterostructure of CeO2-SnO2nanoparticles. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, v.254, pp 984-995. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0925-4005
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925400517312972
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10784
dc.description Copyright: 2018 Elsevier. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, kindly consult the publisher's website en_US
dc.description.abstract Detection of toxic and explosive gases in a selective manner and with higher sensitivity in industries and homes remains very challenging. Therefore, herein, we report on the ultra-high sensitive and selective hydrogen gas sensing using CeO2-SnO2 mixed oxide heterostructure synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method. The BET, photoluminescence, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance analyses demonstrated that the CeO2-SnO2 heterostructure comprehends a high surface area and a large number of defects related to oxygen vacancies. The formation of heterojunction in CeO2-SnO2nanostructures was confirmed by the non-linear behaviour I–V curve. The gas-sensing characteristics of the CeO2-SnO2 heterostructure showed shorter response and recovery times of approximately 17 and 24s, respectively, together with high sensitivity (19.23 ppm−1) to 40.00 ppm H2 gas at 300°C. The improved H2 gas sensing response of 1323 at 60 ppm H2 gas is correlated with the higher surface area, pore diameter, surface defects and CeO2-SnO2heterojunction emerging at the interfaces between the CeO2 and SnO2 serves as additional reaction sites and as well as exposed facets creating the surface to be extremely reactive for the adsorption of oxygen species. The high H2 gas selectivity observed for the CeO2-SnO2makes them possible candidates for monitoring H2gas at low concentrations (ppm levels). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;21626
dc.subject CeO2 en_US
dc.subject SnO2 en_US
dc.subject SnO2 heterostructure en_US
dc.subject H2gas sensors en_US
dc.title Ultra-high sensitive and selective H2gas sensor manifested byinterface of n–n heterostructure of CeO2-SnO2nanoparticles en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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