Au- and Pt-Nanoparticle-Functionalized Tungsten Oxide Nanoneedles for Selective Gas Microsensor Arrays

19 March 2013

C.Blackman, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2013, 23, 1313-1322; DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201871

Chris Blackman demonstrates a new gas-phase method for the one-step synthesis of metal nanoparticles supported on nanostructured metal oxides as a featured cover article in Advanced Functional Materials. With no requirement for substrate pre-treatment, this provides for direct integration of the co-deposited nanomaterial with device structures and it is utilized for the fabrication of selective gas microsensor arrays based on gold and platinum decorated tungsten oxide nanorods.