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Mesoporous materials as gas sensors

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Ordered mesoporous materials have great potential in the field of gas sensing. Today various template-assisted synthesis methods facilitate the preparation of silica (SiO2) as well as numerous metal oxides with well-defined, uniform and regular pore systems. The unique nanostructural properties of such materials are particularly useful for their application as active layers in gas sensors based on various operating principles, such as capacitive, resistive, or optical sensing. This review summarizes the basic aspects of materials synthesis, discusses some structural properties relevant in gas sensing, and gives an overview of the literature on ordered mesoporous gas sensors.

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The article was received on 11 Sep 2012 and first published on 11 Dec 2012

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35379B
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 4036-4053

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    Mesoporous materials as gas sensors

    T. Wagner, S. Haffer, C. Weinberger, D. Klaus and M. Tiemann, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 4036
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35379B

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