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Gas Sensing Properties of Tin Oxide Nano-Powder Synthesized via Sol–Gel Route

  • Meenakshi Choudhary
  • V. N. Mishra
  • R. Dwivedi
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

In the present work SnO2 nano-powder has been synthesized by a sol–gel method. Thick film pastes are then developed by using as-synthesized SnO2 nano-powder with two different concentrations (0.5 and 1 wt %) of palladium (Pd). After that, the thick film sensor has been fabricated for the detection of various concentrations (1–5 vol %) of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The investigations depict that sensing response of Pd-doped SnO2 is size dependent and small particles are found to be enhance the sensitivity of the sensor. The mechanism for LPG sensing has been also described.

Keywords

Nano-powder Tin oxide Thick film sensor Sol–gel route 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meenakshi Choudhary
    • 1
  • V. N. Mishra
    • 2
  • R. Dwivedi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical, Electronics & Communication EngineeringGalgotia UniversityGreater Noida, Gautam Buddh NagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Microelectronics, Department of Electronics EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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