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Current Applications of Gas Sensor Based on 2-D Nanomaterial: A Mini Review

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© Copyright © 2019 Ge, Mu, Tian, Huang, Ahmed and Hu. Gas sensor, as one of the most important devices to detect noxious gases, provides a vital way to monitor the concentration and environmental information of gas in order to guarantee the safety of production. Therefore, researches on high sensitivity, high selectivity, and high stability have become hot issues. Since the discovery of the nanomaterial, it has been increasingly applied to the gas sensor for its distinguishing surface performances. However, 0-D and 1-D nanomaterials, with limited electronic confinement effect and surface effect, cannot reach the requirement for the production of gas sensors. This paper gives an introduction about the current researching progress and development trend of 2-D nanomaterials, analyzes the common forms of 2-D nanoscale structure, and summarizes the mechanism of gas sensing. Then, widely concerned factors including morphological properties and crystalline structure of 2-D nanomaterial, impact of doped metal on the sensibility of gas sensors, impact of symmetry, and working temperature on the selectivity of gas sensors have been demonstrated in detail. In all, the detailed analysis above has pointed out a way for the development of new 2-D nanomaterial and enhancing the sensibility of gas sensors.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ge L, Mu X, Tian G, Huang Q, Ahmed J, Hu Z

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Frontiers in Chemistry

Year: 2019

Volume: 7

Online publication date: 10/12/2019

Acceptance date: 18/11/2019

ISSN (electronic): 2296-2646

Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.


DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00839