Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Metal Oxides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128112243, 9780128112250

Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Metal Oxides

1st Edition

Basic Understanding, Technology and Applications

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Series Editors: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Editors: Nicolae Barsan Klaus Schierbaum
Paperback ISBN: 9780128112243
eBook ISBN: 9780128112250
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th October 2018
Page Count: 292
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Ion conducting metal oxides based gas sensors
1. Basics of ion conducting metal oxides based gas sensors
1a. Ionic conduction in solids
1b. Principles of gas detection with three phase boundaries
1c. Transduction methodologies
1d. Technological realization
2. Applications of ion conducting metal oxide based gas sensors
2a. Exhaust sensors
2b. Environmental sensors

Section 3: Semiconducting metal oxides based gas sensors
3. Basics of semiconducting metal oxides based gas sensors
3a. Semiconducting metal oxides
3b. Modelling the gas sensing
3c. Experimental investigations
3d. Technological realization
4. Applications of semiconducting metal oxides based gas sensors
4a. Explosive gases alarms
4b. In-cabin air quality sensors for cars
4c. New Developments

Section 4: Conclusion and Outlook


Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Metal Oxides: Basic Understanding, Technology and Applications focuses on two distinct types of gas sensors based on conducting metal oxides. Ion conduction, applied in so-called solid-state electrolytic sensors for one, and electronic conduction used in semiconductivity gas sensors for the other. The well-known λ–probe, a key component to optimize combustion in car engines, is an example of the former type, and the in-cabin car air-quality control SnO2 and WO2 sensor array stands for the semiconductivity type. Chapters cover basic aspects of functioning principles and describe the technologies and challenges of present and future sensors.

Key Features

  • Provides reader background and context on sensors, principles, fabrication and applications
  • Includes chapters on specific technological applications, such as exhaust sensors, environmental sensors, explosive gases alarms and more
  • Presents a structured presentation that allows for quick reference of vital information


High-level materials science, chemistry, and physics academic researchers and engineers focused on gas sensors and sensory fields


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About the Series Editors

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree (Dr. Sci.) in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova. His research had financial support from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. Currently G. Korotcenkov is a research Professor in Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.

Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences and surface science, focused on metal oxides and solid state gas sensor design.

Korotcenkov is the author of seven books and special issues and editor of 11 books. He published fifteen invited review papers, 19 book chapters, and more than 200+ peer-reviewed articles. He is a holder of 18 patents. He presented more than 200 reports on the National and International conferences. Last years his articles had more 400 citing per annum (h-factor=33 (Scopus) and h=36 (Google Scholar)). His research activities are honored by Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004), The Prize of the Presidents of Ukrainian, Belarus and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003), Senior Research Excellence Award of Technical University of Moldova (2001; 2003; 2005), Fellowship from International Research Exchange Board (1998), National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

About the Editors

Nicolae Barsan

He has written over 200 papers, 6 book chapters, and 13 patents. His research focuses on the understanding and application of surface interactions of materials with gases. Since 1984, when he started his scientific career at the Institute of Materials Physics and Technology in Bucharest, he has focused on the understanding of phenomena taking place at the surface of metal oxides operated in realistic conditions for gas sensing applications. He has also explored different technologies for devising better gas sensing materials and innovative sensors. He has invented the hybrid microsensor production technology based on the combination of sensing layers based on pre-processed powders and micromachined Si transducers. In 2001 he co-founded Advancing Sensing Devices (ASD) which merged with Applied Sensors and established itself as a leading European company in the field of gas sensor technology and application developments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Member, International Society for Olfaction and Chemical sensing and Senior Researcher, Institute of Chemistry, University of Tubingen

Klaus Schierbaum

In 2000 he was a locum professor at the Applied Physics Department of the University GieBen. Prof. Schierbaum has been and is actively involved in large national projects dealing with sensor development and EC funded projects. He is a member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG), German Society for Materials Science, German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, Association of Electrochemistry Research Institutions, and many others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science, Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf