Guido Faglia

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We investigated the possibility of using several sensing parameters from porous silicon in order to improve gas selectivity. By fabricating porous silicon optical microcavities, three independent quantities can be measured, i.e. the electrical conductance, the photoluminescence intensity, and the wavelength of the optical resonance. We monitored the change(More)
Synthesis--particularly by electrochemical anodization-, growth mechanism and chemical sensing properties of pure, doped and mixed titania tubular arrays are reviewed. The first part deals on how anodization parameters affect the size, shape and morphology of titania nanotubes. In the second part fabrication of sensing devices based on titania nanotubes is(More)
Surface coating with an organic self-assembled monolayer (SAM) can enhance surface reactions or the absorption of specific gases and hence improve the response of a metal oxide (MOx) sensor toward particular target gases in the environment. In this study the effect of an adsorbed organic layer on the dynamic response of zinc oxide nanowire gas sensors was(More)
This paper concerns the characterization and modeling of single crystal metal-oxide nanowires (e.g. SnO<inf>2</inf> and ZnO) used as CO sensors. In this work the performance of these devices when they are used with variable operating temperatures was taken into account. The aim was establishing a model to be used for the development of sensing systems(More)
The present work reports on conductometric gas sensors based on metal oxide nanostructures developed in our laboratory in Brescia (Italy) showing their potentialities in term of sensitivity, selectivity and stability toward different molecules, including odorous compounds such as ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. The capability of these devices to discriminate(More)
Synthesis of Nb-containing titania nanotubular arrays at room temperature by electrochemical anodization is reported. Crystallization of pure and Nb-doped TiO(2) nanotubes was carried out by post-growth annealing at 400°C. The morphology of the tubes obtained was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Crystal structure and composition of tubes(More)
Electrochemical anodization of a titanium film on a Kapton HN substrate leads to the formation of closely packed aligned nanotubes, whose shape can be finely tuned by tailoring the anodization parameters. An amorphous-to-anatase phase transition is induced on nanotubes by annealing at 350 °C. The nanotubes are applied as photoanodes in flexible(More)
A simple and large-area scalable methodology has been set up for direct integration of metal oxide nanowire bundles into a functional device for gas sensing. It is based on sequential application of two consolidated techniques, namely high temperature vapour transport and condensation for fabrication of metal oxide nanowires, and wet etching of a(More)
The research and development of solid state gas sensors with low cost and reduced size for the monitoring of the gaseous species is rapidly increasing in the last years [1]. Many technological approaches have been proposed regarding the different materials and the detecting principles. The currently available sensors use several transduction principles:(More)