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Enhanced Sensing Characteristics in MEMS-based Formaldehyde Gas Sensor

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Enhanced Sensing Characteristics in MEMS-based Formaldehyde Gas Sensor
In this study, the proposed sensor integrates a sensing layer, a heating device, and electrodes on the substrate. The micro heater is integrated in the sensor to provide instantaneous and precise temperature control capability. The electrodes are fabricated to connect resistance meter for measuring variation of electrical conductibility of the sensing layer. The grain size of the NiO thin film is almost to be nanometer level, and therefore both the sensitivity and the lowest sensing limit of the device are enhanced due to the enlarged area of the catalyst grains contacting with the surrounding gas. The experimental data show that decreasing thickness of sensing layer in the sputtering process significantly increases the sensitivities of the gas sensor and improves its lowest detection limit capability (0.7 ppm). Although we can further improve lowest detection limit by co-sputtering with NiO/Al2O3 (40 ppb), it needs to consider that selectivity will be reduced. The integrated micro he...
Yu-Hsiang Wang, C.-C. Hsiao, Chia-Yen Lee, Rong-Hu
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CORR
Authors Yu-Hsiang Wang, C.-C. Hsiao, Chia-Yen Lee, Rong-Hua Ma, Po-Cheng Chou
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