Development of Nano-rough Zn0.92 Fe0.08O Thin Film by High Electro-spin Technique via Solid-State Route and Verify as Methane Sensor

  • Brij Bansh Nath AnchalEmail author
  • Preetam Singh
  • Ram Pyare
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 524)


In this paper, development of nano-rough Zn0.92 Fe0.08O thin film (NFZO) on glass substrate and application in the detection of methane are reported. The deposition of film used technique is high electro-spin 500–3500 rpm pattern. Doping of 8% iron in zinc oxide synthesized by solid-state route and chemical route is applied in spin coating. Study of thin film characterizions by HR-SEM, EDX and AFM, while sensor response for 100–300 ppm methane at 150 °C. There are iron ions like ferrous and ferric improved to the gas sensing properties. Overall sensitivity rapidly increases with concentrations of methane at 150 °C. The deposition of NFZO by the high rpm spin pattern is low cost and simple operation.


HR-SEM EDX AFM Thin film Sensor 



This work is supported by Department of Ceramic Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India and Central Instrument Facility Centre-IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brij Bansh Nath Anchal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Preetam Singh
    • 1
  • Ram Pyare
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ceramic EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (BHU)VaranasiIndia

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