Micro-pellistor with integrated porous alumina catalyst support

F. Biro, A. E. Pap, I. Barsony, Cs Ducs

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Micro-pellistors capable to detect hydrocarbons below 50 mW power consumption at 550 oC operation temperature were developed by a novel processing technique. On the top of the full membrane type micro-heaters 1.4 μm thick porous alumina was formed by laterally selective electrochemical etching of the deposited aluminum layer. The porous alumina of the active element is selectively covered by finely dispersed Pt catalyst using alternative methods; such as dropping of H2[PtCl6] and sputtering technique, all aiming at deposition of controlled volume and structure of the catalyst. Constant current method in a Wheatstone-bridge configuration was applied in functional tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, EUROSENSORS 2014 - Brescia, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2014Sep 10 2014


  • Micro-hotplate
  • Pellistor
  • Porous alumina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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