Oxygen sensing characteristics of limiting current-type sensors with microstructural and structural variations in diffusion barrier

Jong Heun Lee, Hoin Kim, Byung Ki Kim

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Abstract

Several compositional mixtures of Al2O3 (mean diameter= 1.0 μm)-YSZ (yttria stabilized zirconia, mean diameter=0.05 μm) porous layers were used to study the oxygen sensing characteristics and mechanisms of the limiting current-type sensors with various microstructures of the diffusion barriers. The pore size, the porosity, the limiting current, and the degree of the normal diffusion increased with Al2O3 content of the diffusion barrier. A new type of the limiting current-type sensor with a dense layer placed on the top of thin diffusion barrier tape was proposed to get lower operation voltage at a larger pore size and porosity of the diffusion barrier. The limiting current with the proper operation voltage and resolution could be attained easily and reproducibly by varying the micro structure of the diffusion barriers and the structures of the sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume26
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diffusion barrier
  • Limiting current
  • Oxygen sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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