A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors
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  • Release Date: 2024-05-15
  • gas sensor
  • chemoresistivity
  • sensor device
  • current-voltage characteristics
  • Arrhenius plot
  • metal-oxide
  • portable device
  • sensor calibration
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This video is adapted from 10.3390/nano13182549

Chemoresistive nanostructured gas sensors are employed in many diverse applications in the medical, industrial, environmental, etc. fields; therefore, it is crucial to have a device that is able to quickly calibrate and characterize them. To this aim, a portable, user-friendly device designed to easily calibrate a sensor in laboratory and/or on field is introduced here. The device comprises a small hermetically sealed chamber (containing the sensor socket and a temperature/humidity sensor), a pneumatic system, and a custom electronics controlled by a Raspberry Pi 4 developing board, running a custom software (Version 1.0) whose user interface is accessed via a multitouch-screen. This device automatically characterizes the sensor heater in order to precisely set the desired working temperature, it acquires and plots the sensor current-to-voltage and Arrhenius relationships on the touch screen, and it can record the sensor responses to different gases and environments. These tests were performed in dry air on two representative sensors based on widely used SnO2 material. The device demonstrated the independence of the Arrhenius plot from the film applied voltage and the linearity of the I–Vs, which resulted from the voltage step length (1–30 min) and temperature (200–550 °C).

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Rispoli, G.; Astolfi, M.; Zonta, G.; Gherardi, S.; Malagù, C.; Vincenzi, D. A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors. Encyclopedia. Available online: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/1264 (accessed on 26 May 2024).
Rispoli G, Astolfi M, Zonta G, Gherardi S, Malagù C, Vincenzi D. A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors. Encyclopedia. Available at: https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/1264. Accessed May 26, 2024.
Rispoli, Giorgio, Michele Astolfi, Giulia Zonta, Sandro Gherardi, Cesare Malagù, Donato Vincenzi. "A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors" Encyclopedia, https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/1264 (accessed May 26, 2024).
Rispoli, G., Astolfi, M., Zonta, G., Gherardi, S., Malagù, C., & Vincenzi, D. (2024, May 15). A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors. In Encyclopedia. https://encyclopedia.pub/video/video_detail/1264
Rispoli, Giorgio, et al. "A Portable Device to Characterize Chemoresistive Gas Sensors." Encyclopedia. Web. 15 May, 2024.
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