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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 3 (September 2012) > List of articles


Pratap G. Patil / D. D. Kajale / V. P. Patil / G. E. Patil / G. H. Jain *

Keywords : zirconia nanopowder, conventional precipitation method, characterization, H2S sensor.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 673-684, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 25-June-2012 / Accepted: 05-August-2012 / Published Online: 01-September-2012



Nanocrystalline ZrO2 (Zirconia) has been synthesized by a conventional precipitation method. The structural, morphological, microstructural, optical and gas-sensing properties of ZrO2 were investigated by using X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis spectroscopy and static gas sensing unit, respectively. X-ray diffraction pattern and TEM of the synthesized product reveal their nano-crystalline nature with grain size 18 nm and 20 nm, respectively. Gas sensing properties of their thick films, which were fabricated by screen-printing to various gases (O2, NO2, C2H5OH, CO, CO2, NH3, LPG, H2S and H2) were tested in ambient air. The ZrO2 thick films showed a high response and selectivity to H2S gas. The effect of operating temperature, gas concentration on the sensing characteristics of these films towards H2S was discussed..

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