High temperature hydrogen gas sensing property of GaN prepared from Α-GaOOH

Angga Hermawan, Yusuke Asakura, Makoto Kobayashi, Masato Kakihana, Shu Yin*

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Extremely stable gas sensors at elevated temperature (T > 400 °C) with rapid detection of hydrogen gas are urgently demanded especially for hydrogen production industry which typically involves a high-temperature system. Gallium nitride (GaN) possesses excellent physicochemical properties and is expected to be one candidate for high temperature gas sensor. In this work, the GaN preparation from α–GaOOH precursors by a direct nitridation method under NH3 flow is presented. The nitridation was done at various temperatures to obtain GaN with different oxygen contents, which played a vital role in gas sensing response of thick film GaN in various concentration of H2 gas at 500 °C. The sensitivity of the obtained GaN with 2.07 wt.% of oxygen content was 10 times higher than that sample with the lowest oxygen content (1.9 wt.%) and the sensitivity drastically decreased when the oxygen content was 2.53 wt.%. The sensors also demonstrated high stability as indicated by their repeatable feature after being exposed at a various concentration of H2 (150–750 ppm). Furthermore, the GaN showed higher sensitivity than that of β–Ga2O3 sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-396
Number of pages9
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct nitridation
  • GaN
  • High-temperature sensing
  • Hydrogen gas sensor
  • α–GaOOH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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