Sen, Sovandeb and Nilabh, Amit and Kundu, Susmita (2021) Room temperature acetone sensing performance of Pt/Sb2O3 impregnated Fe2O3 thin film: Noninvasive diabetes detection. Microchemical Journal, 165. Art No-106111 . ISSN 0026-265X

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In the present report, an enhanced sub-ppm level acetone sensing performance of a novel Pt and Sb2O3 impregnated nanocrystalline Fe2O3 thin film operating at room temperature has been explored. Starting from organic precursor sols, thin films of thickness - 6 ?m were drop-casted on planar alumina substrates preattached with the platinum electrodes and cured at - 350?C. The characterizations of the materials have been carried out using X-ray Diffraction, FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, micro structural study through FESEM and TEM as well as XPS analyses. The sensing characteristics including sensing response, lowest detection limit, recovery time etc. of these chemiresistive thin films were studied on exposing them to various concentrations (0.25 to 1 ppm) of acetone at room temperature. The sensing response of -2.4 with - 95 s recovery time was observed on exposure to 1 ppm acetone for 10 s. Even at 0.25 ppm acetone, the response observed - 1.4. Selectivity study on different alcohols and other interfering gases of breath has also been tested. Additionally, a real time breath acetone measurement was carried out and acetone sensing mechanism has been elucidated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Environment and Pollution
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2021 12:21
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 12:21

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