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Bismuth molybdate thick films as ethanol sensor
Author(s): Kiran Jain; Vipin Kumar; H. P. Gupta; A. C. Rastogi
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Paper Abstract

Ethanol sensitivity of bismuth molybdate thick films and sintered pellets were investigated. Sintered pellets were prepared by traditional ceramic processing. Thick films were prepared by metallorganic decomposition process. Ethanol gas sensitivity was measured at various temperatures and concentrations. Thick films of alpha phase bismuth molybdate prepared by spray pyrolysis showed a very fast response to ethanol detection. The response time for the bulk samples is about 40 sec which decreased to about 6 sec for thick films at an operating temperature of 300°C. An extremely low level approximately 10 ppm detection and fast response makes this technique ideal for sensor element fabrication for detection and estimation of alcohol in breath-analyzer. Unlike SnO2, the resistance of these sensors is not affected by humidity at the operating temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5062, Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, (14 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.514897
Show Author Affiliations
Kiran Jain, National Physical Lab. (India)
Vipin Kumar, National Physical Lab. (India)
H. P. Gupta, National Physical Lab. (India)
A. C. Rastogi, National Physical Lab. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5062:
Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems
S. Mohan; B. Dattaguru; S. Gopalakrishnan, Editor(s)

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