Majumder, Deblina and Datta, Aparna and Mitra, Manoj Kumar and Roy, Somenath (2016) Kinetic analysis of low concentration CO detection by Au-loaded cerium oxide sensors. RSC Advances, 6 (95). pp. 92989-92995. ISSN 2046-2069

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Owing to its high toxicity, even at very low concentration, early detection of carbon monoxide (CO) is imperative. We have fabricated sensors comprising gold nanoparticle-loaded cerium oxide (Au-CeO2). The morphology and elemental composition of the sensing material have been characterized using XRD, FESEM, TEM and XPS. The performance of the Au-CeO2 sensors has been studied for the detection of CO in the concentration range of 10-30 ppm in air. The response and recovery transients of conductance have been modeled using two-site Langmuir adsorption kinetics. In the presence of 30 ppm CO, the calculated response times for two energetically different adsorption sites, CeO2 surface and Au/CeO2 interface are 9 s and 7 s, respectively. Finally, an exponential correlation between the gas concentration and the time constants has been derived.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 06:29
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 06:29

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