Rahaman, Hasimur and Kundu, Susmita and Ghosh, Sujit Kumar (2017) Size-Selective Silver-Induced Evolution of Mn3O4-Ag Nanocomposites for Effective Ethanol Sensing. ChemistrySelect, 2 (24). pp. 6991-6999. ISSN 2365-6549

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Trimanganese tetraoxide (Mn3O4)-silver (Ag) nanocomposites have been synthesized by seed-mediated growth of manganese oxide by alkaline hydrolysis of manganese precursor on preformed silver nanoparticles at water/n-heptane interface. The morphology of the nanocomposites has been varied by individual addition of five size-selective silver nanoparticles for the evolution of the manganese components. Varieties of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques have been used to characterize these materials. Now, the efficacy of these as-synthesized nanocomposites has been demonstrated towards the sensing of various hazardous volatile organic compounds, exhibiting high sensitivity to ethanol compared to other components. Moreover, the structure-function relationship of the Mn3O4-Ag nanocomposites upon variation of the size of silver particles towards the sensory activity of ethanol has been elucidated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 09:11
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4099

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