Gas Sensing Properties of SnO2-Pd Nanoparticles Thick Film by Applying In Situ Synthesis-Loading Method

Sensors (Basel). 2023 Feb 21;23(5):2404. doi: 10.3390/s23052404.


In this study, SnO2-Pd nanoparticles(NPs) were made with an in situ synthesis-loading method. The in situ method is to simultaneously load a catalytic element during the procedure to synthesize SnO2 NPs. SnO2-Pd NPs were synthesized by using the in situ method and were heat-treated at 300 °C. As a result, tetragonal structured SnO2-Pd NPs, having an ultrafine size of less than 10 nm and a uniformly distributed Pd catalyst in the SnO2 lattice, were well made and a gas sensitive thick film with a thickness of c.a. 40 μm was well fabricated by using the NPs. Gas sensing characterization for CH4 gas indicated that the gas sensitivity, R3500/R1000, of the thick film consistent with SnO2-Pd NPs synthesized with the in situ synthesis-loading method, followed by heat-treatment at 500 °C, was enhanced to 0.59. Therefore, the in situ synthesis-loading method is available for synthesis of SnO2-Pd NPs for gas sensitive thick film.

PMID:36904608 | PMC:PMC10007030 | DOI:10.3390/s23052404


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