High-performance gas sensing achieved by mesoporous tungsten oxide mesocrystals with increased oxygen vacancies

D. Wang, J. Sun, X. Cao, Y. Zhu, Q. Wang, G. Wang, Y. Han, G. Lu, G. Pang, S. Feng
J. Mater. Chem. A, 1(30), 8653-8657, (2013)

High-performance gas sensing achieved by mesoporous tungsten oxide mesocrystals with increased oxygen vacancies

Keywords

Tungsten oxide mesocrystal

Abstract

The inner structure of W18O49 mesocrystals was observed by electron microscopy with the help of ultramicrotomy and focused ion beam techniques. The results showed that these mesocrystals contain irregular mesopores formed through partial fusion of self-assembled nanowires, and consequently have long-range structural ordering in one dimension and short-range ordering in the other two dimensions. The W18O49 mesocrystals exhibit superior performance in gas sensing applications, which is considered to be associated with the presence of more oxygen vacancy sites in the unique mesoporous structure.

                                                   

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DOI: 10.1039/C3TA11506B

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