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Fabrication and Gas-Sensing Properties of Porous ZnO Nanoplates


  • Helpful discussions with Prof. Yitai Qian, help from Prof. Deliang Cui on the characterization of gas sensors, and financial support from NSFC 20501014, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University NCET-06-0586 and National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program 2007CB936602, 2005CB623601) are gratefully acknowledged. Z. J. thanks the financial support from Postdoctoral Science Funds of China (20070411092) and Postdoctoral Innovation Special funds of Shandong Province (200703060). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Porous ZnO nanoplates are synthesized using a simple microwave method. Interestingly, a gas sensor fabricated using these nanoplates responds strongly to both chlorobenzene and ethanol at differing operating temperatures. This novel gas sensor is a multifunctional and promising sensor for practical applications.

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