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Title:Nanoparticle and Sol -Gel Inks for Direct -Write Assembly of Functional Metallic and Metal Oxide Materials
Author(s):Duoss, Eric Brian
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Lewis, Jennifer A.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:The ability to pattern 1D arrays of TiO2 microwires offers precise control of filament diameter and spatial location, enabling a systematic study of microwire TiO2 gas sensors. A model gas sensor consisting of a single layer of parallel microwires is printed with the TiO2-based sol-gel ink in a well-defined, programmable pattern. The as-printed structure is heat treated in air to 600°C to form anatase TiO2. After heat treatment, the TiO2 wire diameter is measured as (628 +/- 13 nm). Gas sensing measurements on the TiO2 microwire array performed at elevated temperatures (200--300°C) indicate high sensitivity towards NO2 and CO gases, with estimated sensitivity limits in the sub-ppm range for NO2 and single ppm range for CO. Under ambient conditions, the TiO2 microwire array responds quite significantly and reversibly to low NO2 concentrations (down to 0.5 ppm). This is a highly promising result for the creation of low-power, gas sensor devices based upon direct-write assembled TiO2 microwire arrays.
Issue Date:2009
Description:124 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3362776
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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