MOF-derived porous NiO/NiFe2O4 nanocubes for improving the acetone detection

Jiaqi Yang, Bin Jiang, Xi Wang, Chong Wang, Yanfeng Sun, Hong Zhang, Kengo Shimanoe, Geyu Lu

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Exploring sensing materials with superior catalytic properties is of paramount importance for acetone detection. In this work, NiO/NiFe2O4 nanocubes derived from Ni/Fe bimetal metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) precursors are synthesized by one-step impregnation method and subsequent annealing process. The microstructure and morphology of the synthesized samples are investigated by a series of characterization. The results indicate that uniform and porous NiO/NiFe2O4 nanocubes are formed. The gas sensing properties of NiO/NiFe2O4 composites are systematically evaluated. Benefitting from the synergistic effect of abundant sites, p-p junction and high surface area, the optimal sensors based on NiO/NiFe2O4 (Ni/Fe=1.5 at) exhibit the best sensing performance. The sensors show the highest response (19.9–100 pm acetone), short response/recovery times (2.4 s/19.6 s), low detection limit (200 ppb) and a good humidity tolerance ((S35% RH-S95% RH)/S35% RH= 0.095) to acetone at 200 °C. The results offer us a promising alternative to develop an ideal platform for acetone detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131985
JournalSensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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