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Nanostructured alumina doped TiO2 ceramics for gas sensors

  • Young Jin Choi (a1), Amit Bandyopadhyay (a2) and Susmita Bose

Abstract

Nanostructured TiO2 based ceramics were synthesized using citrate-nitrate auto combustion method with different concentrations of aluminum oxide as dopant. The powder x-ray diffraction data showed that synthesized TiO2 powders, pure as well as alumina doped TiO2 had anatase phase. Dopant concentration was varied between 0 and 15 wt%. Particle size analysis showed that the particle size was in the range of 50 to 80nm for nanosized TiO2 calcined between 600 and 800°C. Average particle size of doped powders was generally less than pure TiO2. BET specific average surface area was between 10 and 25 m2/g. Doping upto 10wt% alumina is not effective in retarding anatase crystallite growth. The resistance of Al doped TiO2 sample is found to be lower than that of pure TiO2. Al2O3 doped TiO2 sensor was found to be selective to CO sensing at an operating temperature of 600 °C.

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Nanostructured alumina doped TiO2 ceramics for gas sensors

  • Young Jin Choi (a1), Amit Bandyopadhyay (a2) and Susmita Bose

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