Synthesis And Application Of Zno Nanorods For Oxygen Gas Sensor

Abd Wahid, Khairul Anuar (2015) Synthesis And Application Of Zno Nanorods For Oxygen Gas Sensor. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Abstract

In this thesis, a high sensitivity and accurate gas sensor with operating temperature at room temperature has been successfully developed by using ZnO nanorods. A series of parametric studies via hydrothermal and PECVD have been carried out in order to synthesis a high dense and high aspect ratio of ZnO nanorods. It has been demonstrated that a high-density of ZnO nanorods with aspect ratio 15:1 can be successfully synthesized at an annealing temperature of 100oC and 3 hours growth duration for via hydrothermal. Meanwhile for PECVD, a high aspect ratio of 12:1 ZnO nanorods successfully synthesized at 4nm gold (Au) catalyst with chamber pressure of 700mTorr. SEM and AFM analyses showed that the formation of ZnO nanorods via hydrothermal is significantly influenced by the seeds particle morphology while for PECVD, the Au nanoparticle size and the proper ratio of vapors components are the major parameter affecting the ZnO nanorods growth. The grown ZnO from both samples is of the wurtzite crystal type based on raman shift E2(high) of 436cm-1.An electrical characteristics via four point probles been conducted and the results showed that the resistivity of the ZnO grown via hydrothermal and PECVD are 4.47×10−3Ω.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Additional Information: Acc Number: 875000458
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-1570 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal (School of Mechanical Engineering) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fadli Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 02:56
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 04:42
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/40950

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