Microstructure and gas-sensing properties of thick film sensor using nanophase SnO2 powder

Jae Pyoung Ahn, Jung Han Kim, Jong Ku Park, Moo Young Huh

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The object of the present work apply the nanophase SnO2 powder synthesized by inert gas condensation method (IGC) to thick film hydrogen sensor and to study the effect of microstructural changes of sensors on the sensing properties. SnO2 gas sensors were printed using nanophase SnO 2 powder without any doping element by a silk screen printing method and subsequently sintered. Among the thick film sensors manufactured at various temperatures, the highest sensitivity was obtained in the sensor sintered at 600°C, which exhibited its maximum sensitivity of 96% at 250°C against the hydrogen concentration of 2500ppm. The results were discussed in viewpoint of the pore structure and the crystallinity of the sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 15


  • Bimodal distribution
  • Crystallinity
  • Nanophase tin dioxide
  • Pore structure
  • Thick film sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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