Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 17, pp 16627–16635 | Cite as

Tailoring responsivity with engineered porous Cu2O hexapods architecture towards high-performance H2S gas-sensing

  • Juan Ding
  • Dandan Wang
  • Xinying Wang
  • Xiaoxiao Wang
  • Lecheng Tian
  • Yidan Zhang
  • Zhanhan Chai
  • Qingsong HuEmail author


We report on the development of a new type of nanoscale Cu2O hexapods with high H2S gas-sensing responsivity under low work temperature with engineering porous architectures through a rational synthesis design. The developed Cu2O hexapods show porous structure with outer diameters of 1–2 μm and the rodlike particles with mesoporous of 5–8 nm that constructed through the nanocrystals of 5–10 nm. The sensor based on porous Cu2O hexapods were synthesized and researched for the H2S-sensing properties. The response is 8.93 for the porous Cu2O hexapods, corresponding to the operating temperature 160 °C. By comparison, the response of the porous Cu2O hexapods is higher than the Cu2O hexapod during the detection range from 5 to 5000 ppm. The porous architecture could offer abundant active sites that promote the diffusion and adsorption procedure of the gas molecules. Furthermore, the response of porous Cu2O hexapods to 50 ppm H2S is 10.2 MΩ, the response time (τres) is within 0.11 s, and the recovery time (τrecov) is 31.0 s. Hence, using porous Cu2O hexapods architecture is beneficial to improve gas response, decrease the work temperature and shorten response time process.



This study was supported by State Scholarship Fund (201608440524); Guangdong provincial key platform and major scientific research projects of 2015 by the Education Department of Guangdong Province (2015KQNCX217); the third level: teaching and research type teacher program of Zhuhai College, Jilin University (4160102822); the critical technology of research and test theory and method of moving goals (2018KYHX06052).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zhuhai CollegeJilin UniversityZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Singapore) Pte. LtdSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of Engineering and ArchitectureNortheast Electric Power UniversityJilinChina
  4. 4.College of PhysicsJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChangchun University of Science and TechnologyChangchunChina
  6. 6.College of Electrical EngineeringNortheast Electric Power UniversityJilinChina
  7. 7.School of Information and Control EngineeringChina University of Mining & TechnologyXuzhouChina

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