SnO2 nanorods were successfully deposited on 3” Si/SiO2 wafers by inductively coupled plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and a wafer-level patterning of nanorods layer for miniaturized solid state gas sensor fabrication were performed. Uniform needle-shape SnO2 nanorods in situ grown were obtained under catalyst- and high temperature treatment-free growth condition. These nanorods have an average diameter between 5 and 15 nm and a length of 160 to 300 nm. The SnO2-nanords based gas sensors were tested towards NH3 and CH3OH and gas sensing tests show remarkable response, showing promising and repeatable results compared with the SnO2 thin films gas sensors.
1 Sep 2009
Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Pages: 196-199