Sprayed tungsten-doped and undoped bismuth ferrite nanostructured films for reducing and oxidizing gas sensor applications

Shivaji D. Waghmare, Vijaykumar V. Jadhav, Shoyebmohamad F. Shaikh, Rajaram S. Mane*, Jae Hui Rhee, Colm OʼDwyer

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Abstract

This work reports the chemical spray synthesis of bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3, abbreviated as BFO) and tungsten-doped bismuth ferrite (W-BiFeO3, abbreviated as BWFO) nanostructured films and their nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and hydrogen (H2) gas sensor applications. The influence of tungsten-doping on the structure, morphology, surface area, and the characteristics towards NO2 and H2 gas sensing of BFO has been studied and explored and also compared with pristine BFO. The W-doping in BFO, confirmed by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy measurements, is proposed to explain the relative improvement in gas sensing performance between BFO and BWFO nanostructured films. At dilute concentration (100 ppm) of NO2 and H2, BWFO displays an enhanced sensitivity over BFO, which is attributed to specific changes in the morphology, structure and surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Volume271
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • BiWFeO nanostructures
  • Gas sensor
  • Spray synthesis
  • Surface area

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