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ISSN : 1225-0562(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7258(Online)
Korean Journal of Materials Research Vol.28 No.1 pp.12-17
DOI : https://doi.org/10.3740/MRSK.2018.28.1.12

NO2 Gas Sensing Properties of Nano-Sized In2O3 Doped WO3 Powders Prepared from Polymer Solution Route

Dong Min Kim1, Sang-Jin Lee1,2†

Abstract

In2O3 doped WO3 powders were prepared by a polymer solution route and their NO2 gas sensing properties were analyzed. The synthesized powders showed nano-sized particles with specific surface areas of 6.01~21.5 m2/g and the particle size and shape changed according to the content of In2O3. The gas sensors fabricated with the synthesized powders were tested at operating temperatures of 400~500 oC and 100~500 ppm concentrations of NO2 atmosphere. The particle size and In2O3 content affected on the initial sensor resistance in an air atmosphere. The highest sensitivity (8.57 at 500 oC), which was 1.77 higher than the sensor consisting of the pure WO3 sample, was measured in the 0.5 mol% In2O3 doping sample. In addition, the response time and recovery time were improved by the addition of In2O3.