Ethanol vapor sensingproperty ofquartz crystal microbalance sensor coated with carbon nanotubes

Authors: Nguyễn Đức Hoàng*, Nguyễn Văn Toán, Đặng Thị Thanh Lê, Nguyễn Văn Quy1*, Vũ Văn Cát, Nguyễn Thành Vinh


In this study, ethanol gas sensor based on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) coated with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was studied. From field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), it was found that the average length and diameter of the CNTs were about 4.52 µm and 75 nm, respectively. Further, carbon nanotube coated on a QCM for ethanol gas sensors were fabricated. The gas-sensitivity of sensor was studied systematically in concentrations of ethanol vapor range from 5 to 25 ppm at room temperature over time. The results show that the sensor has a response time in the range of 200 to 300 seconds and meets the requirements of application in monitoring environmental pollution.


QCM, CNTs, Gas sensors, Ethanol
Pages : 76-80

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