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Ceramic Gas Sensors

Gurlo, Aleksander Riedel, Ralf and Chen, I-Wei (eds.) (2013):
Ceramic Gas Sensors.
In: Ceramics Science and Technology, Weinheim, Germany, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, pp. 447-470, [Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527631971.ch12],
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Abstract

Gas sensors are devices that change their physico-chemical properties according to the ambient gas, thus providing information about the composition of their ambient atmosphere. Ceramic gas sensors deserve special attention due to their social and economic impact and, accordingly, their role and their application areas have been constantly increasing during the past decade. The ceramic gas sensors are classified according to: (i) the sensing materials (receptors); and (ii) the physical properties that are changed at the sensing event (transduction principle). This chapter provides an introduction to different sensor types. It discusses operational principles of metal-oxide-based gas sensors. The performance characteristics or measurands, which are typically used for rating the quality of sensors according to its detection properties are sensor signal, sensitivity and analytical sensitivity. The chapter explains nano-micro integration and gas detection mechanism. Finally, it discusses the most important challenges in materials science.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2013
Editors: Riedel, Ralf and Chen, I-Wei
Creators: Gurlo, Aleksander
Title: Ceramic Gas Sensors
Language: English
Abstract:

Gas sensors are devices that change their physico-chemical properties according to the ambient gas, thus providing information about the composition of their ambient atmosphere. Ceramic gas sensors deserve special attention due to their social and economic impact and, accordingly, their role and their application areas have been constantly increasing during the past decade. The ceramic gas sensors are classified according to: (i) the sensing materials (receptors); and (ii) the physical properties that are changed at the sensing event (transduction principle). This chapter provides an introduction to different sensor types. It discusses operational principles of metal-oxide-based gas sensors. The performance characteristics or measurands, which are typically used for rating the quality of sensors according to its detection properties are sensor signal, sensitivity and analytical sensitivity. The chapter explains nano-micro integration and gas detection mechanism. Finally, it discusses the most important challenges in materials science.

Title of Book: Ceramics Science and Technology
Volume: Volume 4: Applications
Place of Publication: Weinheim, Germany
Publisher: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISBN: 9783527311583
Uncontrolled Keywords: ceramic gas sensors, gas detection mechanism, metal-oxide-based gas sensors, nano-micro integration
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Dispersive Solids
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2014 13:09
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527631971.ch12
Identification Number: doi:10.1002/9783527631971.ch12
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