Sau, Sucheta and Chakraborty, Sonam and Das, Tanushri and Pal, Mrinal (2019) Ethanol Sensing Properties of Nanocrystalline alpha-MoO3. Frontiers in Materials, 6. Art No-285. ISSN 2296-8016

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Ethanol sensors with effective and selective sensitivity are extensively used by traffic police to detect drunken drivers, in wine industries for controlling the fermentation process, food package testing, different medical applications etc. Orthorhombic phase pure alpha-MoO3 nanoparticles were synthesized via facile sol-gel technique to ethanol sensor. It was observed that the gas sensing response of the sample toward 100 ppm of ethanol vapor is 59% at 350 degrees C. The response and the recovery time of the gas sensor toward 100 ppm ethanol vapor are found to be 34 s and 70 s, respectively. The main obstacle for a gas sensor to be an excellent breath analyser is to remain insensitive toward the main interfering agent of exhaling human breath i.e. moisture. Prepared sensor is highly selective and shows almost no response toward saturated moisture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 10:49
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 10:49

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