Chapter 17. Nanoparticles-Based Chemical Gas Sensors for Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring

  1. Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Fecht3,4 and
  2. Dr. Matthias Werner5
  1. Marie-Isabelle Baraton1 and
  2. Lhadi Merhari2

Published Online: 13 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604111.ch17

The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

How to Cite

Baraton, M.-I. and Merhari, L. (2004) Nanoparticles-Based Chemical Gas Sensors for Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring, in The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds (eds H.-J. Fecht and M. Werner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604111.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Ulm, Faculty of Engineering, Materials Division, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, 89081 Ulm, Germany

  2. 4

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Nanotechnology (INT), P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

  3. 5

    NMTC, Soorstrasse 86, 14050 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Limoges, Faculty of Sciences, SPCTS – UMR CNRS 6638, 123 Avenue Albert Thomas, 87060 Limoges, France

  2. 2

    CERAMEC R&D, 64 Avenue de la Libération, 87000 Limoges, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309788

Online ISBN: 9783527604111

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Keywords:

  • nano–micro interface;
  • nanoparticle-based chemical gas sensors;
  • outdoor air quality monitoring;
  • semiconductor sensors;
  • physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles;
  • characterization of nanoparticles;
  • surface chemistry of nanoparticles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objectives

  • Current Status of Semiconductor Sensors

  • New Paradigms for the Advancement of Semiconductor Sensors

    • Advantage of Using Nanoparticles

    • Control of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Nanoparticles

    • Optimization of the Screen-Printing Process

  • Results

    • Characterization of Nanoparticles

    • Surface Chemistry of Nanoparticles

    • Rapid Screening of the Sensing Potential of the Nanoparticles

    • First Optimization Stage of the Screen-Printing Process

    • Second Optimization Stage of the Screen-Printing Process

  • Outlook