Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Metal Oxides

Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Metal Oxides

Basic Understanding, Technology and Applications

1st Edition - October 17, 2018

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  • Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112250
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112243

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: October 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112250
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128112243

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree 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, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. 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 focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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

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