Kundu, Susmita and Sudharson, R and Narjinary, Mousumi (2018) Pd impregnated gallia: tin oxide nanocomposite An excellent high temperature carbon monoxide sensor. Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 254. pp. 437-447. ISSN 0925-4005

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1 wt% Pd impregnated gallia: tin oxide nanocomposite sensors were investigated for high temperature carbon monoxide detection. Initially the mixed oxide nanopowder, containing 25 wt% gallia, was synthesised using a facile cost effective sol-gel procedure. 0.25 wt% antimony doping was done to facilitate lower resistance of the corresponding sensor in terms of electronic perspective. The structural and microstructural characterizations of the nanocomposites were carried out with X-ray diffractometer, BET surface area, XPS, TEM and EDX analyses. Taguchi design based thick film sensors were fabricated and CO sensing performance was evaluated in the operating temperature range of 300-500 degrees C. Nanocomposite sensor showed similar to 48% optimum response for 30 ppm CO at temperature of 425 degrees C with stable low resistance. Pd incorporation led to a significant improvement in sensing response (similar to 65%) at the same condition along with decrease in response and recovery times. Possible sensing mechanism of enhancement has been explored. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 07:22
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 07:22
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4373

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