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Gas sensing response analysis of p-type porous chromium oxide thin films

Kamble, Vinayak B and Umarji, Arun M (2013) Gas sensing response analysis of p-type porous chromium oxide thin films. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1 (48). pp. 8167-8176.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3TC31830C


The ethanol sensing properties of porous Cr2O3 thin films deposited by the ultrasonic nebulized spray pyrolysis of an aqueous combustion mixture is reported. The impact of the precursor selection and various deposition parameters on the film crystallinity, surface morphology and stoichiometry are studied using thermo-gravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy techniques. The film morphology exhibits a highly porous nature, as a result of the exothermic combustion reaction during film deposition. The gas sensing properties of these films are investigated in the temperature range of 200-375 degrees C for ethanol. The films show two different regions of response for ethanol above and below 300 degrees C. A good relationship between the response and the ethanol concentration is observed, and is modeled using an empirical relation. The possible mechanism and the surface chemical reactions of ethanol over the chromium oxide surface are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 06:41
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 06:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48126

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