Highly sensitive and selective hydrogen gas sensors employing photoactivated hybrid nanomaterials
R&D Focus Areas:
Specialised components and devices, Nanomaterials
Swinburne University of Technology
Future Energy Exports CRC
Project summary description:
This PhD project focuses on exploring a range of new promising nanomaterials including 2D materials, zeolites, MOFs or hybrids as sensing layers. Nanomaterials are synthesized using well-known methods and extensively characterized to understand their chemical and physical properties. Gas sensing performance – sensitivity, selectivity, and stability – of these nanomaterials will be evaluated towards hydrogen gas.
The research objectives include:
- Development of chemoresistive gas sensors based on zeolites, MOFs or hybrids of nanomaterials.
- Comprehensive study of micro-nanocharacteristics of sensing layers to understand their influence on sensor performance.
- Investigation of the gas sensing performances (static and dynamic) of developed chemoresistive devices.
- Understanding and explanation of gas molecules-sensing layer interaction mechanisms.
PhD Thesis, contact Future Energy Exports CRC for further information