Journal of Electroceramics

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 93–98 | Cite as

Microporous Stilbite single crystals for alcohol sensing

  • O. SchäfEmail author
  • V. Wernert
  • H. Ghobarkar
  • P. Knauth


The possibility of shape-selective resistive gas sensors for polar molecules using the microporous alumo-silicate Stilbite is investigated. The electrical impedance of natural Stilbite single crystals at 80°C decreases in presence of methanol, 2-propanol and 3-pentanol, but increases with increasing water and neo-pentanol vapour pressure. The interaction can be described by a Langmuir-type adsorption equation. The conductivity effects are interpreted mainly by mobility effects, due to sterical interactions in the zeolite channels.


Adsorption Impedance spectroscopy Electrical conductivity Alcohols 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Schäf
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Wernert
    • 1
  • H. Ghobarkar
    • 1
  • P. Knauth
    • 1
  1. 1.MADIRELUMR6121 CNRS-Université de ProvenceMarseille Cedex 20France

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