Kunchakara, Suhasini and Shah, Jyoti and Singh, Vaishali and Kotnala, R. K. (2017) Wide range humidity sensing of LiCl incorporated in mesoporous silica circular discs. Phase Transitions, 90. pp. 1241-1255. ISSN 0141-1594

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Lithium chloride (LiCl) incorporated MCM-41 has been synthesised by sol-gel method using tetraethyl orthosilicate as a precursor in basic medium. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 wt% of LiCl were incorporated in mesoporous silica to investigate the humidity sensing. With increasing wt% of LiCl broadening of O-H peak is observed in the Fourier Transform Infrared spectra, indicating greater adsorption of hydroxyl groups on porous silica. The surface area of the MCM-41 circular discs was determined by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET). Scanning electron microscopy images suggest that incorporation of LiCl leads to coalescence of grains in mesoporous silica. 25 wt% LiCl incorporated MCM-41 showed a wide range linear response of impedance change for 11%-90% RH exhibiting 3.5-order drop in impedance at a 1 kHz frequency. The Nyquist plots for all compositions showed increased ionic conduction with increasing relative humidity.

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Subjects: Crystallography
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 11:18
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2960

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