Liquefied-petroleum-gas sensing performance of CuO–Ag2O bimetallic oxide nanoparticles

Physical materials technology

In the present work, we have synthesized CuO–Ag2O bimetallic oxide nanoparticles using microwave-assisted and solid state diffusion routes. The structural, morphological, optical and thermal studies of the synthesized materials were done with an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), a scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), respectively. Comparatively different sensing parameters such as sensing response at room temperature, operating temperature, response and recovery time and stability characteristics were investigated and discussed for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).