Magnesium zirconate titanate thin films used as an no2 sensing layer for gas sensor applications developed using a sol–gel method

Pei Shan Huang, Ke Jing Lee, Yeong Her Wang

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Magnesium zirconate titanate (MZT) thin films, used as a sensing layer on Al interdigitated electrodes prepared using a sol–gel spin-coating method, are demonstrated in this study. The p-type MZT/Al/SiO2 /Si structure for sensing NO2 is also discussed. The results indicated that the best sensitivity of the gas sensor occurred when it was operating at a temperature ranging from 100 to 150 C. The detection limit of the sensor was as low as 250 ppb. The sensitivity of the MZT thin film was 8.64% and 34.22% for 0.25 ppm and 5 ppm of NO2 gas molecules at a working temperature of 150 C, respectively. The gas sensor also exhibited high repeatability and selectivity for NO2. The response values to 250, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, and 5000 ppb NO2 at 150 C were 8.64, 9.52, 12, 16.63, 20.3, 23, and 34.22%, respectively. Additionally, we observed a high sensing linearity in NO2 gas molecules. These results indicate that MZT-based materials have potential applications for use as gas sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2825
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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