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Development of thermoelectric gas sensors for volatile organic compounds

Anuradha, S and Rajanna, K (2006) Development of thermoelectric gas sensors for volatile organic compounds. In: 5th IEEE Sensors Conference, Oct 22-25, 2006, Daegu, South Korea, pp. 687-689.

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This paper describes the design and development of a thermoelectric gas sensor suitable for the detection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). In order to enhance the seebeck coefficient of the sensor, we have deposited chromium metal films on a limited area of the glass substrate. Tin oxide thin film was deposited on top of these metal films. The resulting metal/semiconductor film exhibits a high seebeck coefficient of 400 mu V/ degrees C. Platinum catalyst film deposited on the oxide film to create the necessary temperature gradient resulted in further enhancement in the sensitivity of the sensor to target gases. The sensor shows high sensitivity to ppm-change in the concentration of target hydrocarbons at a relatively low temperature of 120 degrees C.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: IEEE Sensors
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 06:02
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30549

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