Hydrogen gas sensor based on mesoporous In2O3 with fast response/recovery and ppb level detection limit

Li, Zhijie, Yan, Shengnan, Wu, Zhonglin, Li, Hao, Wang, Junqiang, Shen, Wenzhong, Wang, Zhiguo and Fu, Yong Qing (2018) Hydrogen gas sensor based on mesoporous In2O3 with fast response/recovery and ppb level detection limit. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (50). pp. 22746-22755. ISSN 0360-3199

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Hydrogen gas sensors were fabricated using mesoporous In2O3 synthesized using hydrothermal reaction and calcination processes. Their best performance for the hydrogen detection was found at a working temperature of 260 oC with a high response of 18.0 toward 500 ppm hydrogen, fast response/recovery times (e.g. 1.7 s/1.5 s for 500 ppm hydrogen), and a low detection limit down to 10 ppb. Using air as the carrier gas, the mesoporous In2O3 sensors exhibited good reversibility and repeatability towards hydrogen gas. They also showed a good selectivity for hydrogen compared to other commonly investigated gases including NH3, CO, ethyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, styrene, CH2Cl2 and formaldehyde. In addition, the sensors showed good long-term stability. The good sensing performance of these hydrogen sensors is attributed to the formation of mesoporous structures, large specific surface areas and numerous chemisorbed oxygen ions on the surfaces of the mesoporous In2O3.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: In2O3; Mesoporous structure; Hydrothermal; Hydrogen; Gas sensor
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 16:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36348

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