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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 9973–9977 | Cite as

The formaldehyde sensitivity of LaFe1-xZnxO3-based gas sensor

  • Shanxing Huang
  • Hongwei Qin
  • Peng Song
  • Xing Liu
  • Lun Li
  • Rui Zhang
  • Jifan Hu
  • Hongdan Yan
  • Minhua Jiang
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Abstract

Rare earth oxides LaFe1-xZnxO3 were synthesized by sol–gel method. The X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) showed that LaFe1-xZnxO3oxides are single phase with orthorhombic perovskite structure, they all show p-type semiconducting properties. Among nanocrystalline LaFe1-xZnxO3 oxides, LaFe0.77Zn0.23O3 exhibits the highest sensitivity of 44.5 to 100 ppm formaldehyde. The optimal working temperature was found to be around 240 °C. Moreover the LaFe0.77Zn0.23O3 exhibites short response and recovery time to 100 ppm formaldehyde. The lattice parameter doesn’t agree with Vegard’s law with the increasing Zn content, and the relative density was 70–80%.

Keywords

HCHO Polyvinyl Acetate LaFeO3 Sick Building Syndrome Sick Building Syndrome 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shanxing Huang
    • 1
  • Hongwei Qin
    • 1
  • Peng Song
    • 1
  • Xing Liu
    • 1
  • Lun Li
    • 1
  • Rui Zhang
    • 1
  • Jifan Hu
    • 1
  • Hongdan Yan
    • 2
  • Minhua Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials & Department of PhysicsShandong UniversityJinanP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingP.R. China

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