Fabrication and Characterization of Sensitive Room Temperature NO<inf>2</inf> Gas Sensor Based on ZnSnO<inf>3</inf> Thin Film

© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim In this work, the simple and low cost fabrication of a new sensitive gas sensor ZnSnO3 thin film is demonstrated by mixing doped oxide solutions based on tin doped zinc oxide (ZnO:Sn) and fluorine doped tin oxide (SnO2:F). The structural, morphological, and optical properties are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and spectrophotometry, respectively. Structural and morphological analysis confirmed the deposition of ZnSnO3 film with porous surface using mixed doped oxide solutions. Optical studies reveal that ZnSnO3 film exhibits a high transmittance (85%) and a wide band gap energy (3.5 eV), larger than that of ZnO:Sn film. Moreover, the several benefits of ZnSnO3 film are confirmed by offering high sensitivity to NO2 at room temperature.

keywords: NO gas sensors 2, spray pyrolysis, ZnSnO films 3