Microstructural, impedance spectroscopic and potentiometric analysis of Ta2O5 electrochemical thick film pH sensors

Manjakkal, L. , Cvejin, K., Bajac, B., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K. and Szwagierczak, D. (2015) Microstructural, impedance spectroscopic and potentiometric analysis of Ta2O5 electrochemical thick film pH sensors. Electroanalysis, 27(3), pp. 770-781. (doi:10.1002/elan.201400571)

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Abstract

Two types of pH sensors based on Ta2O5 thick films, interdigitated conductimetric and potentiometric ones, were screen printed on an alumina substrate. Their properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiometry. The impedance spectroscopic studies of the fabricated thick film sensors were carried out in the frequency range of 10 Hz–2 MHz in test solutions of pH 3–12. The conductance, capacitance and impedance of the fabricated conductimetric Ta2O5 sensor were found to be distinctly pH-dependent at low frequencies. For potentiometric sensors, a sub-Nernstian behavior was obtained.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Manjakkal, Dr Libu
Authors: Manjakkal, L., Cvejin, K., Bajac, B., Kulawik, J., Zaraska, K., and Szwagierczak, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Electroanalysis
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1040-0397
ISSN (Online):1521-4109
Published Online:06 February 2015

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