Assembly of hybrid silver-titania thin films for gas sensors

A. Serra, M. Re, M. Palmisano, M. Vittori Antisari, E. Filippo, A. Buccolieri, D. Manno

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In this work, we report about the synthesis of silver-titanium dioxide nanostructures and their usage for building up thin films. We shows that nanoparticles of titania enveloped by very thin silver layer were obtained. In addition, these particles were suitable to obtain an active layer for solid-state gas sensor. In particular, we investigate the electrical modifications following the exposure to reactive gases of obtained films. In this way, the sensing performances of active layers were evaluated. The whole sensing characterization was carried out on thin films deposited on alumina and completely processed by microelectronic standard procedures. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794 - 799
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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Serra, A., Re, M., Palmisano, M., Vittori Antisari, M., Filippo, E., Buccolieri, A., & Manno, D. (2010). Assembly of hybrid silver-titania thin films for gas sensors. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 145(2), 794 - 799.