Kundu, Susmita and Warran, Pr Kalees and Mursalin, Sk M and Narjinary, Mousumi (2015) Synergistic effect of Pd and Sb incorporation on ethanol vapour detection of La doped tin oxide sensor. Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Electronics, 26 (12, SI). pp. 9865-9872. ISSN 0957-4522

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4 wt% La-doped SnO2 nanocrystalline powders impregnated with 0.5-1.5 wt% Pd were synthesized by a facile sol-gel method. The powders characterized through XRD, TEM, EDX as well as XPS analyses were used for the fabrication of sensors. 0.5 wt% Sb2O3 was incorporated in each case to reduce the resistance of sensors. The gas response studies revealed a large enhancement in low concentration (1-100 ppm) ethanol vapour sensing at comparatively lower operating temperature (300 A degrees C) on 1.0 wt% Pd incorporation. The response observed (86 %) for 10 ppm vapour was 16 % greater compared to 4 wt% La-doped SnO2 with improved response (2 s) and recovery (15 s) times. The high ethanol vapor response at comparatively lower operating temperature of this sensor is attributed to the combinatorial effect of alkalescence of SnO2 due to La-doping and widening of depleted region by spill-over process of PdO present on SnO2 surface.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 09:01
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 09:01
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3123

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