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Author Ishihara, Tatsumi ♦ Sato, Shinobu ♦ Fukushima, Tomokatsu ♦ Takita, Yusaku
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ♦ NITRIC OXIDE ♦ AIR POLLUTION MONITORING ♦ AIR POLLUTION MONITORS ♦ DESIGN ♦ COBALT OXIDES ♦ INDIUM OXIDES ♦ CAPACITORS ♦ TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE ♦ CARBON DIOXIDE ♦ CARBON MONOXIDE ♦ SULFUR DIOXIDE ♦ EXHAUST GASES ♦ GAS ANALYSIS ♦ DIESEL ENGINES ♦ SPARK IGNITION ENGINES
Abstract Selective detection of nitric oxide, NO, based on the capacitance change of a mixed-oxide capacitor was investigated. Since the capacitance of an oxide mixture consisting of two kinds of semiconductive oxides depends on the NO concentration, the NO concentration can be estimated from the capacitance of these mixed-oxide capacitors. In particular, the capacitance of the physical mixture of CoO and In{sub 2}O{sub 3} was highly sensitive and selective to NO. Although the sensitivity to NO was decreased, the period for recovery was extremely shortened by increasing the operating temperature. In considering the sensitivity and response characteristics, the optimum operating temperature of CoO-In{sub 2}O{sub 3} seems to exist around 500 K. Whereas the sensitivity to NO diluted with N{sub 2} was higher than that in air, the sensitivity to NO was almost independent of the oxygen partial pressure over a wide range. Furthermore, the capacitance of CoO-In{sub 2}O{sub 3} increased with increasing concentration of NO in the range from 1 to 1,000 ppm. The sensitivity of CoO-In{sub 2}O{sub 3} to CO{sub 2}, CO, and SO{sub 2} was far smaller than that to NO. Consequently, a mixed oxide of CoO-In{sub 2}O{sub 3} is one of the promising materials for the detection of NO in exhaust gases.
ISSN 00134651
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-06-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume Number 143
Issue Number 6


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