Glycothermal synthesis of urchin-like vanadium pentoxide nanostructure for gas sensing

Haitao Fu, Xiaohong Yang, Xuchuan Jiang, Aibing Yu

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This study reports a simple but effective glycothermal method for synthesis of urchin-like vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) nanostructures for gas sensing. By this method, the V2O5 nanostructure was prepared by two steps, involving preparation of precursor, followed by calcinations. The as-prepared precursor particles were rods (200 nm×1 μm) and could assemble into microspheres or urchin-like structures with a diameter of ∼3 μm. The V2O5 nanoparticles were tested for sensing isopropanol. The microurchin structures show higher gas sensing performance than the nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2013
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479906758
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 5 Aug 20138 Aug 2013
Conference number: 13th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2013
Abbreviated titleIEEE-NANO 2013
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