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Volume 3, Issue 4 (Dec 2005)


Oxygen detection using yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films doped with platinum

Dimitre Dimitrov
  • Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria
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/ Ceco Dushkin
  • Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Published Online: 2005-12-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/BF02475191


Yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) thin films are obtained using both spray-pyrolysis and dip-coating. The ability of YSZ films incorporated with platinum nanospecies (Pt-YSZ) to detect oxygen is compared with that of pure YSZ thin films using a new experimental setup. With this system, the surface electrical resistance of the films as a function the oxygen content is measured at a fixed temperature. In addition, the effects of thermal annealing on the oxygen sensitivity of the films are observed. Platinum doped samples, Pt-YSZ, show different kinetics of carrier diffusion as compared to pure YSZ samples.

Keywords: Yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ); YSZ thin films; platinum doped YSZ (Pt-YSZ); oxygen detection

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