Preparation and properties of ultra-purity and nanosized ZnSnO3 gas sensitive material

Zhongchang Wang, Tianmo Liu, Long Yu, Jia Li, Jiaming Li

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Zinc tin complex oxide (ZnSnO3) powder was prepared by the coprecipitation method of oxalic acid and ammonia. A sensor with a high sensitivity and selectivity to ethanol was manufactured by using this powder. The composition and morphology of the powder were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) respectively. Moreover, DSC-TG was also used to follow the whole reaction tracks of coprecipitation of oxalic acid and ammonia. This kind of powder was compared with other kinds of power prepared from other preparation ways such as solid-solid reaction and ammonia reaction. After heat treatment at 600°C for 30 h, a ultra-purity and nanosized ZnSnO3 powder is obtained by using both oxalic acid and ammonia as precipitants at the same time. Moreover, the sensitivity value of the sensor made by sintered at 700°C for 2 h from ZnSnO3 powder can reach to 13.329. An excellent selectivity to ethanol when coexisted with other kinds of gas and the outstanding stability based on continuous measurement for 30 days are obtained for the sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1555-1559
Number of pages5
JournalKuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Gas sensitive property
  • Metal-based complex oxide
  • Nanosized powder
  • Preparation condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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