Nanostructured metal oxides synthesized by hard template method for gas sensing applications

Emma Rossinyol, Jordi Arbiol, Francesca Peiró, Albert Cornet, Joan Ramon Morante, Bozhi Tian, T. Bo, D. Zhao

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In order to increase the surface area, mesoporous oxides have been synthesized. In this work, we have used mesoporous silica SBA-15 and KIT-6 as a template for the synthesis of different semiconductor oxides: CeO2 and WO3. These materials show a small particle size, about 5-10 nm, and a high surface area. As required increase the sensitivity when used for gas sensing applications. XRD and HRTEM studies reveal that the silica host has been completely removed; therefore, the nanowires constitute a self-supported superlattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Gas sensor
  • Mesoporous WO and CeO
  • Synthesis

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