Amperometric hydrocarbon sensor using La(Sr)Ga(Fe)O3 solid electrolyte for monitoring in exhaust gas

Atanu Dutta, Hiroyasu Nishiguchi, Yusaku Takita, Tatsumi Ishihara

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    Emission of hydrocarbon at low temperature, especially in the cold start condition of the automobile engine, has attracted attention these days. For the first time an electrochemical sensor based on LaGaO3 with iron doping was demonstrated to have very high sensitivity to propene (C3H 6) at low temperature (423-573 K). In the amperometric mode, the output current signal was found to increase linearly with the C 3H6 concentration (500-2000 ppm) in logarithm scale. Effect of iron doping at the gallium site was found to influence the sensing properties greatly and the electrolyte composition La0.7Sr 0.3Ga0.7Fe0.3O3 showed the highest sensitivity of 976 μA/decade at 473 K. The sensors were fast, reproducible and highly selective to hydrocarbons.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)368-373
    Number of pages6
    JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
    Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Instrumentation
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry


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