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This paper presents material and gas sensing properties of Pt/SnO2 nanowires/SiC metal oxide semiconductor devices towards hydrogen. The SnO2 nanowires were deposited onto the SiC substrates by vapor-liquid-solid growth mechanism. The material properties of the sensors were investigated using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The current-voltage characteristics have been analyzed. The effective change in the barrier height for 1% hydrogen was found to be 142.91 meV. The dynamic response of the sensors towards hydrogen at different temperatures has also been studied. At 530 C, voltage shift of 310 mV for 1% hydrogen was observed.
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2008

Mahnaz Shafiei, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Wojtek Wlodarski, Elisabetta Comini, Matteo Ferroni, Giorgio Sberveglieri, Saulius Kaciulis, Luca Pandolfi

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Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Pages: 771
Int. J. Smart Sens. Intell. Syst