Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 33(8), 945 (2017).

Room-temperature H2S Gas Sensor Based on Au-doped ZnFe2O4 Yolk-shell Microspheres
Yin YAN,*,** Patima NIZAMIDIN,* Gulmira TURDI,* Nuerguli KARI,* and Abliz YIMIT*
*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, 830046, P. R. China
**College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Kashgar University, Kashgar, Xinjiang, 844006, P. R. China
Room-temperature type H2S sensing devices that use Au-doped ZnFe2O4 yolk-shell microspheres as the active material have been fabricated using a solvothermal method as well as subsequent annealing and a chemical etching process. The samples are characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results demonstrate that the doping of Au does not change the spinel structure of the products, which were yolk-shell microspheres, while the particle size varied with the Au doping concentration. Also, the as-fabricated sensor device exhibited excellent selectivity toward H2S gas at the room temperature; the gas-sensing property of 2 wt% Au-doped ZnFe2O4 microspheres was the best. The Au-doped ZnFe2O4 yolk-shell microspheres can be promising as a sensing material for H2S gas detecting at room temperature.