Chemiresistive hydrogen (H2) gas sensor based on viral-templated Pd nanowires

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Palladium (Pd) has been widely used for H2 sensing applications because it readily forms a solid solution with hydrogen, modifying electrical resistance. Because the resistance change is diffusion-limited, Pd nanostructured materials with large surface area to volume ratios are of particular interest for rapid sensing response and recovery. In this work, a nanoscale M13 viral template was utilized to fabricate Pd nanowire chemiresistive sensors for room-temperature H2 detection.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational & Photonics
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 293 - 296
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech
Topic: Biomaterials
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5827-1