Sensors: Single-Step Deposition of Au- and Pt-Nanoparticle-Functionalized Tungsten Oxide Nanoneedles Synthesized Via Aerosol-Assisted CVD, and Used for Fabrication of Selective Gas Microsensor Arrays (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2013)



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A new gas-phase method for the one-step synthesis of metal nanoparticles supported on nanostructured metal oxides is presented by Chris Blackman and co-workers on page 1313. With no requirement for substrate pre-treatment, this provides for direct integration of the co-deposited nanomaterial with device structures and it is utilized for the fabrication of selective gas microsensor arrays based on gold and platinum decorated tungsten oxide nanorods.