Sensitivity Variation of Nanomaterials at Different Operating Temperature Conditions

Enobong E. Bassey, Philip Sallis, Krishnamachar Prasad

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As development of oil and gas expand into very high-pressure and high-temperature reservoirs, there is increasing interest in the development of nanomaterials to withstand these severe conditions. This paper reports on the comparison of the temperature behavior of nanomaterials used in the sensitivity analysis of hydrocarbon gases. The nanocomposite of tin dioxide (SnO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) were fabricated into sensor devices by the radio frequency sputtering method, and used for the characterization of the sensitivity behavior of methanol vapor. At different concentrations of the gases, the response of the sensor devices was analyzed at operating temperatures of 150–350 °C. Detailed analysis of the metal oxides thin film morphology and charge transportation of the sensor were collaborated with the response sensitivity in the target gases. Based on the behaviors of these nanomaterials, applications to oil and gas development could be adapted in residual petroleum reservoirs development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Materials 2017, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Subtitle of host publicationPart XV
EditorsXingbo Liu, Zhengdong Liu, Kyle Brinkman, Subodh Das, Sebastien Dryepondt, Jeffrey W. Fergus, Zhancheng Guo, Minfang Han, Jeffrey A. Hawk, Teruhisa Horita, Peter Hosemann, Jian Li, Elsa Olivetti, Amit Pandey, Raul B. Rebak, Indranil Roy, Chengjia Shang, Ji Zhang
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-52333-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Series
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2367-1181


  • sensitivity
  • Methanol
  • Nanomaterial
  • Sensor
  • SnO
  • ZnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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