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Reports on Nanowires Findings from University of Barcelona Provide New Insights

August 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanowires have been presented. According to news originating from Barcelona, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Copper (II) oxide (CuO) is a metal oxide suitable for developing solid state gas sensors. Nevertheless, a detailed insight into the chemical-to-electrical transduction mechanisms between gas molecules and this metal oxide is still limited."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Barcelona, "Here, individual CuO nanowires were evaluated as ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) sensors, validating the p-type character of this semiconductor. The working principle behind their performance was qualitatively modeled and it was concluded that adsorbed oxygen at the surface plays a key role necessary to explain the experimental data."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Compared to their counterparts of SnO2 nanowires, an appreciable sensitivity enhancement to NH3 for concentrations below 100 ppm was demonstrated."

For more information on this research see: Copper (II) oxide nanowires for p-type conductometric NH3 sensing. Applied Surface Science, 2014;311():177-181. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from F. Shao, University of Barcelona, Dept. of Elect, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain. Additional authors for this research include F. Hernandez-Ramirez, J.D. Prades, C. Fabrega, T. Andreu and J.R. Morante (see also Nanowires).

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Barcelona, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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