Study of YSZ-based electrochemical sensors with oxide electrodes for high temperature applications

A. Dutta, N. Kaabbuathong, M. L. Grilli, E. D. I. Bartolomeo, E. Traversa
2002 Bulletin of Materials Science  
Potentiometric sensors based on yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) with WO 3 as sensing electrode were fabricated using either Pt or Au electrodes. The sensors were studied in the temperature range 550-700°C in the presence of different concentrations (300-1000 ppm) of NO 2 and CO in air. The response to NO 2 was very stable with fast response time (20-40 s). The best sensitivity (18⋅ ⋅8 mV/decade) using Pt electrodes was observed at 600°C. At the same temperature a cross-sensitivity (-15
more » ... tivity (-15 mV/decade) to CO gas was also noticed. The response to CO was decreased (-4 mV/decade) using Au electrode. The role played by WO 3 on the sensing electrode was discussed.
doi:10.1007/bf02710525 fatcat:grgo2dumsnayjam6bnpstjaqzq