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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Influence of the deposition method on the morphology and elemental composition of SnO2 films for gas sensing: atomic force and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy analysis
Author: Bittencourt, C
Llobet, E
Silva, MAP
Landers, R
Nieto, L
Vicaro, KO
Sueiras, JE
Calderer, J
Correig, X
Abstract: The performance of metal oxide gas sensors is affected by their surface states, elemental composition, electronic and morphologic structures. Films of tin oxide were deposited onto silicon substrates using reactive radio frequency sputtering and drop-coating. In order to understand how the deposition procedure affects the morphology of the films, a structural characterisation based on atomic force microscopy was performed. The differences in elemental composition were analysed by X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. For sensors deposited by sputtering, a granular morphology and the presence of stannic sub-oxide (SnO) was observed. Sensors deposited by drop coating had a granular morphology but no stannic sub-oxide was present. The sensitivity of the drop-coated sensors to ethanol was found to be up to five times higher than the one of sputtered sensors. This difference can be associated to the presence of the stannic sub-oxide, grain size and intergranular coupling. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: metal oxide gas sensors
surface characterisation
atomic force microscopy
X-ray photoemission spectroscopy
Country: Suíça
Editor: Elsevier Science Sa
Citation: Sensors And Actuators B-chemical. Elsevier Science Sa, v. 92, n. 41671, n. 67, n. 72, 2003.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0925-4005(03)00011-X
Date Issue: 2003
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