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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 2 (June 2012) > List of articles


D. D. Kajale / G. E. Patil / V. B. Gaikwad / S. D. Shinde / D. N. Chavan / N. K. Pawar / S. R. Shirsath / G. H. Jain *

Keywords : SrTiO3, sol-gel-hydrothermal, nanocrystalline, thick film, gas response, H2S gas sensor.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 382-400, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 01-April-2012 / Accepted: 10-May-2012 / Published Online: 01-June-2012



Strontium titanate (SrTiO3) nanopowder has been synthesized through a sol-gel-hydrothermal method. The X-ray diffraction studies of SrTiO3 nanopowder have shown that the as-prepared powder was single phase, crystalline, and has a cubic perovskite structure (ABO3) with a lattice constant a = 3.903 Å. The particle size calculated from FWHM was ∼22 nm. SrTiO3 nanopowder was examined using thermo gravimetric analysis; differential thermal analysis and UV-visible absorption spectroscopy. The transmission electron microscopic investigations have shown that the particle size of the as-prepared powder has a mean size of 34 nm. Then highly sensitive and selective sensors to H2S based on glass substrate were fabricated successfully by screen-printing technique. Sensitivity, selectivity, response time, and recovery time of the sensors were systematically investigated as a function of operating temperature, using H2S, CO, CO2, H2, Cl2, LPG, C2H5OH, O2, NH3 and NO2 as test gases. The sensitivity was found to lie below and around the ppm level for H2S gas at 150 oC.

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