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.
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- Analytical Chemistry
- Information Systems
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering