Natural carbonized sugar as a low-temperature ammonia sensor material: experimental, theoretical and computational studies

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dc.contributor.author Ghule, Balaji G.
dc.contributor.author Shaikh, Shoyebmohamad F.
dc.contributor.author Ekar, Satish U.
dc.contributor.author Nakate, Umesh Tukaram
dc.contributor.author Gunturu, Krishna Chaitanya
dc.contributor.author Shinde, Nanasaheb
dc.contributor.author Naushad, Mu
dc.contributor.author Kim, Kwang Ho
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.contributor.author Mane, Rajaram
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-03T09:25:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-03T09:25:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-20
dc.identifier.citation Ghule, B., Shaikh, S. F., Ekar, S., Nakate, U. T., Gunturu, K. C., Shinde, N., Naushad, M., Kim, K. H., O'Dwyer, C. and Mane, R. (2017) 'Natural carbonized sugar as a low-temperature ammonia sensor material: experimental, theoretical and computational studies', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(49), pp. 43051–43060. doi:10.1021/acsami.7b13122 en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 49 en
dc.identifier.startpage 43051 en
dc.identifier.endpage 43060 en
dc.identifier.issn 1944-8244
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5210
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/acsami.7b13122
dc.description.abstract Carbonized sugar (CS) has been synthesized via microwave-assisted carbonization of market-quality tabletop sugar bearing in mind the advantages of this synthesis method, such as being useful, cost-effective, and eco-friendly. The as-prepared CS has been characterized for its morphology, phase purity, type of porosity, pore-size distribution, and so on. The gas-sensing properties of CS for various oxidizing and reducing gases are demonstrated at ambient temperature, where we observe good selectivity toward liquid ammonia among other gases. The highest ammonia response (50%) of a CS-based sensor was noted at 80 °C for 100 ppm concentration. The response and recovery times of the CS sensor are 180 and 216 s, respectively. This unveiling ammonia-sensing study is explored through a plausible theoretical mechanism, which is further well-supported by computational modeling performed using density function theory. The effect of relative humidity on the CS sensor has also been studied at ambient temperature, which demonstrated that the minimum and maximum (20–100%) relative humidity values revealed 16 and 62% response, respectively. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation of Korea funded by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2013M3A6B1078874) (Global Frontier Program through the Global Frontier Hybrid Interface Materials); King Saud University (International Scientific Partnership Program ISPP#0032); University Grants Commission, New Delhi (D. S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme F.4- 2/2006 (BSR)/CH/16-17/0015) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en
dc.rights © 2017, American Chemical Society. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces © American Chemical Society, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.7b13122 en
dc.subject Carbonized sugar en
dc.subject Structural analysis en
dc.subject Surface morphology en
dc.subject Ammonia sensor en
dc.subject Density function theory en
dc.title Natural carbonized sugar as a low-temperature ammonia sensor material: experimental, theoretical and computational studies en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2018-11-20
dc.date.updated 2017-11-29T10:22:00Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder National Research Foundation of Korea en
dc.contributor.funder Ministry of Science ICT and Future Planning en
dc.contributor.funder King Saud University en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder University Grants Commission en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Investigator Programme/14/IA/2581/IE/Diffractive optics and photonic probes for efficient mouldable 3D printed battery skin materials for portable electronic devices/ en


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