WO3 nanofibers have been produced by a simple method as electrospinnig. This is a process by which polymer nanofibers (with submicron scale diameters) c an be formed when a droplet of viscoelastic polymer solution is subjected to high voltage electrostatic field. Polymer PMMA and WCl6 solution mixtures were used as precursors. The nanofiber were characterized morphologically and chemically by XPS, SEM, and XRD measurements and it was found the formation of mixed WOx/PMMA nanowires at room temperature that evolve after annealing at 300 degrees C towards pure WO3 nanofibers as evidenced by XPS measurements. After the characterization the nanofibers have been deposited on the sensor devices to check their gas sensing properties. They show a semiconductor-like behaviour when they are heated and wide variation of the electrical resistance when they are exposure to NO2 gas.

Synthesis, characterisation of WO3 nanofibers and their application in chemical gas sensing

PASSACANTANDO, MAURIZIO;LOZZI, Luca;CANTALINI, Carlo;
2006

Abstract

WO3 nanofibers have been produced by a simple method as electrospinnig. This is a process by which polymer nanofibers (with submicron scale diameters) c an be formed when a droplet of viscoelastic polymer solution is subjected to high voltage electrostatic field. Polymer PMMA and WCl6 solution mixtures were used as precursors. The nanofiber were characterized morphologically and chemically by XPS, SEM, and XRD measurements and it was found the formation of mixed WOx/PMMA nanowires at room temperature that evolve after annealing at 300 degrees C towards pure WO3 nanofibers as evidenced by XPS measurements. After the characterization the nanofibers have been deposited on the sensor devices to check their gas sensing properties. They show a semiconductor-like behaviour when they are heated and wide variation of the electrical resistance when they are exposure to NO2 gas.
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