Sprayed CdIn2O4 thin films for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) detection

R. J. Deokate, D. S. Dhawale, C. D. Lokhande

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Nanocrystalline cadmium indium oxide (CdIn2O4) thin films of different thicknesses were deposited by chemical spray pyrolysis technique and utilized as a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sensors. These CdIn2O4 films were characterized for their structural and morphological properties by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM), respectively. The dependence of the LPG response on the operating temperature, LPG concentration and CdIn2O4 film thickness were investigated. The results showed that the phase structure and the LPG sensing properties changes with the different thicknesses. The maximum LPG response of 46% at the operation temperature of 673 K was achieved for the CdIn2O4 film of thickness of 695 nm. The CdIn 2O4 thin films exhibited good response and rapid response/recovery characteristics to LPG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-960
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011



  • CdInO
  • LPG sensor
  • Sensor
  • Spray pyrolysis
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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