Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 1473–1478 | Cite as

Potentiometric CO2 sensor with Au,Li2CO3/Li+-electrolyte/LiMn2O4 structure

  • Yongming Zhu
  • Jing Zhang
  • Werner Weppner
Original Paper


A new solid-state electrochemical cell for CO2 sensing has been set up using Li3PO4 and Li4SiO4 (LiSiPO) solid electrolyte and Li1-δMn2O4/MnO2 as reference electrode. The electromotive force (EMF), the reproducibility, and the long-term stability of the sensor signals have been examined at temperature between 400 and 500 °C exposure on dry atmosphere. The EMF is dependent on the partial pressure of CO2 and can be expressed by the Nernst equation. The cell is long-term stable at temperature as low as 450 °C and the sensor signals are reproducible with high accuracy.


LiSiPO Li1-δMn2O4/MnO2 CO2 Gas sensor 



The financial support of Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry (2010-149), Natural Scientific Research Innovation Foundation in Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT.NSRIF.2011099), and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2012 M520717) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied ChemistryHarbin Institute of Technology (Weihai)WeihaiChina
  2. 2.Christian-Albrechts UniversityInstitute of Inorganic ChemistryKielGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Chemical EngineeringHarbin Institute of Technology (Weihai)WeihaiChina

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