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New Life Science Research Findings from Chongqing University Described

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Life Science Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Chongqing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Various morphologies of low dimensional ZnO nanostructures, including spheres, rods, sheets, and wires, were successfully synthesized using a simple and facile hydrothermal method assisted with different surfactants. Zinc acetate dihydrate was chosen as the precursors of ZnO nanostructures."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Chongqing University, "We found that polyethylene glycol (PEG), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), glycine, and ethylene glycol (EG) play critical roles in the morphologies and microstructures of the synthesized nanostructures, and a series of possible growth processes were discussed in detail. Gas sensors were fabricated using screen-printing technology, and their sensing properties towards acetylene gas (C2H2), one of the most important arc discharge characteristic gases dissolved in oil-filled power equipments, were systematically measured."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The ZnO nanowires based sensor exhibits excellent C2H2 sensing behaviors than those of ZnO nanosheets, nanorods, and nanospheres, indicating a feasible way to develop high-performance C2H2 gas sensor for practical application."

For more information on this research see: Hydrothermal synthesis and acetylene sensing properties of variety low dimensional zinc oxide nanostructures. Thescientificworldjournal [electronic Resource], 2014;2014():489170 (see also Life Science Research).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Q. Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security and New Technology, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include W. Chen, S. Peng and W. Zeng.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chongqing, Chemicals, Chemistry, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Compounds, Life Science Research, People's Republic of China.

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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