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Synthesis of Ag Decorated TiO2 Nanoparticles for Ammonia Gas Sensor Application

Journal: Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 25-34

Keywords : Gas Sensor; Impedance; Titanium dioxide (TiO2).;

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In this research, nanometer size clusters of TiO2 have been successfully synthesized through sol-gel method. Further, at different concentration of Ag were further deposited on TiO2. After successful deposition of TiO2: Ag the gas sensing performance of the sample has been studied at different exposure of NH3(ammonia) gas. Analysis has been done via XRD to evaluate the grain sizes of the nanoparticles and calculated 18 nm for TiO2 and 12 nm for 5% Ag doped TiO2. EDS has been conducted, ensured that Ag has been successfully decorated on the superficial of TiO2. The formation of nano size particles has been confirmed by TEM analysis. FTlR analysis confirmed the existence of TiO2 and Ag. The surface state emission of TiO2: Ag nanoparticles can be seen in the PL spectrum at 383 nm, 450 nm, and 465 nm. As the exposure of NH3 gas increases from 50 to 250 ppm, the impedance range displayed a decrease in semicircle radius, which was then marginally increased. The variance in resistance also contributed to the gas sensing properties due to grain boundaries, in accordance to impedance spectroscopy review.

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