Ultrahigh sensitivity acetone sensor based on Gd2O3/Fe2O3 loose microspheres at low temperature
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Pure Fe2O3 microspheres and Gd2O3/Fe2O3 loose microspheres were synthesized successfully by a facile hydrothermal method and followed with calcined. The structure and elemental composition were provided by the X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Additionally, the morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM), which show the loose surface state of Gd2O3/Fe2O3 microspheres. Finally, the property of the gas-sensing sensor based on Gd2O3/Fe2O3 loose microspheres was investigated systematically. It exhibits ultrahigh sensitivity of 268.6 to 100 ppm acetone at low operating temperature 220 °C, which is 9.8 times higher than the pure Fe2O3 microspheres sensor (27.5/100 ppm). Remarkably, the response of Gd2O3/Fe2O3 loose microspheres sensor to 0.1 ppm acetone is 2.3. Furthermore, the sensor shows fast response and recovery time (6/36 s) and splendid selectivity to acetone.
The work has been supported by the Jilin Provincial Science and Technology Department (No. 20170101199JC).
- 15.L. Liu, P. Song, Z. Yang, Q. Wang, J. Mater. Sci. 29, 5446 (2018)Google Scholar