Applied Surface Science, Vol.447, 569-575, 2018
Facile synthesis of layered V2O5/ZnV2O6 heterostructures with enhanced sensing performance
A low-cost and environment-friendly hydrothermal approach was used for the synthesis of layered V2O5/ZnV2O6 hybrid nanobelts. Characterization results indicate that the V2O5/ZnV2O6 nanobelts are composed of several thin layers. Additionally, it is illustrated that the chemical formation process of V2O5/ZnV2O6 occurred in the solution. The synthesized V2O5/ZnV2O6 heterostructures were subjected to detailed ethanol sensing tests. Results demonstrate that V2O5/ZnV2O6 based sensor shows about 4.3 of response to 100 ppm of ethanol gases, reveals relatively high sensitivity at relatively low optimal operating temperature of 240 C-circle, as well as relatively good selectivity and stability. The performance of the sensor is better than most of reported vanadium based sensing devices. Thus this work offers a new insight into the rational regulation of vanadium based sensing devices. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.