Sensitivity tests to reductive gases such as methane, hydrogen and ethane were performed on zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films. The highest value of sensitivity was obtained for the film with a high electrical resistivity and a low thickness. The variation of the operating temperature of the film leads to a significant change in the sensitivity of the sensor with an ideal operating temperature dependence of the gas used. The sensitivity of the ZnO thin films changes linear with the increase of the gas concentration. However these films seem to be more appropriated for the detection of hydrogen following by methane and than for ethane since the value of sensitivity obtained are higher and its variation with the gas concentration more pronounced.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2001|