A Room Temperature Gas Sensor Based On Sulfonated SWCNTs For The Detection Of NO And NO2
The electrical response of sulfonated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to NO and NO2, for gas sensing applications, at room temperature, is reported in this work. A specific configuration based on SWCNT deposition between double pair configuration gold electrodes, supported on a substrate, was considered for the sensing device; employed characterization technique where FTIR and SEM. The experimental results showed a p-type response of the sulfonated SWCNTs, with decrease in resistance, under exposure to NO gas (40–200 ppb) and NO2 (40–200 ppb). Also, the sensor responses to successive exposures at NO2 800 ppb together with investigation of long term stability, at 485 ppb for NO, are reported. The reaction mechanism in case of NO and NO2 detection with sulfonated SWCNTs is presented.