Titanium dioxide (TiO2) was used as raw material to create sensing materials for gas sensor applications. The sample was mixed with isopropanol and wet-ball milled for 24 hours and then dried at 120°C to evaporate the solvent. Twenty grams of the dried powder was then pressed at 2 tons (27.58 MPa) using a pellet die. The pellet was heated at 1250°C in air for 5 hours and then milled for 10 minutes to powder form using a Gy-RO Mill machine. FIB and SEM analysis were used to study the microstructure of the materials. The polyvinyl butyral (5 wt.%) was used as a binder, while ethylenglycolmonobutylether served as a solvent to make a suitable paste. The paste was screen-printed on top of an alumina substrate that had copper electrodes to form the sensor. The sensor was used to detect propanol at room temperature over two different ranges (500 to 3000 ppm and 2500 to 5000 ppm). It was observed that the response of the device increased proportionally with increasing gas concentration repeatability.
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Research Article| October 16 2017
TiO2 gas sensor to detect the propanol at room temperature
AIP Conf. Proc. 1896, 200009 (2017)
Ibrahim Gaidan, Salim Asbia, Dermot Brabazon, Inam Ul Ahad; TiO2 gas sensor to detect the propanol at room temperature. AIP Conf. Proc. 16 October 2017; 1896 (1): 200009. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5008246
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