Advertisement

Humidity Sensing Properties of Tungsten Based Glass Crystalline Materials in the WO3-ZnO-La2O3-Al2O3 System

  • M. Ataalla
  • Ahmed S. Afify
  • M. Hassan
  • A. M. Adam
  • M. Milanova
  • Iskra Piroeva
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Abstract

Glass crystalline materials from the WO3-ZnO-La2O3-Al2O3 system containing high WO3 concentrations (60–76 mol%) were prepared by controlling the glass crystallization and were then employed as humidity based sensors. According toX-ray analysis, WO3 separates as a crystalline phase from the amorphous structures with the nominal compositions 76WO3·9.5ZnO·9.5La2O3·5Al2O3 and 60WO3·7.5ZnO·7.5La2O3·25Al2O3 after the heat treatment. Samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) for elemental analysis. Using the screen printing technique, the synthesized crystalline glass samples were deposited onto interdigidated Pt electrodes; then the sensors were tested in the range from 0.0% to 96% relative humidity (RH) at room temperature. It was observed that the increase in the content of WO3 leads to improve sensor sensitivity towards RH.

Keywords

Glass crystallization Melt quenching Relative humidity Screen-printing Sensors 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors greatly acknowledge Professor Jean Marc Tulliani from department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, for working in his laboratory facilities for gas sensors testing and for fruitful discussions and Dr. Amr Mohamed, Chemistry Department, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia, for his valuable comments on the manuscript.

References

  1. 1.
    Zhou X, Zhang J, Jiang T, Wang X, Zhu Z (2007) Sensors Actuators A 135:209CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Chou KS, Lee TK, Liu FJ (1999) Sensors Actuators B Chem 56:106CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Patil DY, Seo YK, Hwang YK (2008) Sensors Actuators B Chem 128:374CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Zheng H, Ou JZ, Strano MS, Kaner RB, Mitchell A, Kalantar-zadeh K (2011) Adv Funct Mater 21:2175CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Potje-Kamloth K (2008) Chem Rev 108:367CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Kamali Heidari E, Marzbanrad E, Zamani C, Raissi B (2009) Nanoscale Res Lett 5:370ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Leng J, XU X, Lv N, Fan H, Zhang T (2011) J Colloid Interface Sci 54:356Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Liu B, Cai D, Liu Y, Wang D, Wang L, Wang Y (2014) Sensors Actuators B Chem 28:193Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ponzoni A, Comini E, Ferroni M, Sberveglieri G (2005) Thin Solid Films 81:490Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Sriyudthsak M, Supothina S (2006) Sensors Actuators B Chem 113:265CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Siriwong C, Wetchakun K, Wisitsoraat A, Phanichphant S (2009) IEEE Sens Conf 1:118Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kim SJ, Cho PS, Lee JH, Kang CY, Kim JS, Yoon SJ (2008) Ceram Int 34:827CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ong HC, Lei DY, Li J, Xu JB (2010) In: Geddes CD (ed) Metal-enhanced fluorescence. Wiley, New York, p 393CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hahm J (2010) In: Geddes CD (ed) Metal-enhanced fluorescence. Wiley, New York, p 363CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Kanan SM, El-Kadri OM, Abu-Yousef IA, Kanan MC (2009) Sensors 9:5158CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Cheng XI, Zhao H, Huo LK, Gao S, Zhao JG (2004) Sensors Actuators B Chem 102:248ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Nunes P, Fortunato E, Lopes A, Martins R (2001) J Int Inorg Mater 3:1129CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Pal E, Hornok V, Kun R, Oszko A, Seemann T, Dékany I, Busse M (2012) J Colloid Interface Sci 100:378Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Ataalla M, Milanova M, Hassan M, Afify AS, Tulliani JM, Dimitriev Y (2015) Nano-science advances in CBRN agents detection, information and energy security, NATO science for peace and security series A: chemistry and biology, 451Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ataalla M, Milanova M, Hassan M, Tulliani JM, Dimitriev Y, Iliev C (2014) J Nanosci Nanotechnol 14:126CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Tulliani J-M, Bonville P (2005) Ceram Int 31:507CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ataalla
    • 1
  • Ahmed S. Afify
    • 2
  • M. Hassan
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. M. Adam
    • 4
  • M. Milanova
    • 5
  • Iskra Piroeva
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and technologyBadr University in Cairo (BUC)Badr CityEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Natural ScienceObour Institute of Engineering and TechnologyCairoEgypt
  4. 4.Physics DepartmentSohag UniversitySohagEgypt
  5. 5.Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  6. 6.Academician Rostislaw Kaischew Institute of Physical ChemistryBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Personalised recommendations