Robust carbon nanotube (CNT)-based hydrogen sensors were fabricated from aligned CNTs grown in an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template. Without Pd modification, an Au-electrode CNT sensor shows no response to hydrogen gas. On the other hand, a Pd-electrode CNT sensor is sensitive to medium concentration hydrogen gas (from 0.1% to 1.5% H2) at room temperature. The aligned CNTs in the AAO template are also a good support for the nanoporous Pd film sensor, which is sensitive to hydrogen gas at concentrations ranging from 100 ppm to 1.5% H2.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical|
|State||Published - Jun 10 2007|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by National Science Foundation (EPSCOR0447479), Department of Energy (DE-FG02-00ER4582 and DE-FG26-04NT42171), and Army Research Laboratory (W911NF-04-2-0023).
- Carbon nanotube
- Hydrogen sensor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry