Physical Chemistry of Solid-Gas interfaces

Concepts and Methodology for Gas Sensors Development

Physical Chemistry of Solid-Gas interfaces

René Lalauze, Ecole des Mines, St. Etienne, France

ISBN : 9781848210417

Publication Date : July 2008

Hardcover 448 pp

215.00 USD



This book begins by presenting the fundamental and elementary basis and theoretical tools for the interpretation and development of solid-gas interaction models. Chemical, physical and electrochemical aspects are presented from a phenomenological, thermodynamic and kinetic point of view. The theoretical aspects of electrical properties at the surface of a solid are also covered, to provide greater accessibility for those with a background in physical chemistry.

The second part of the book is devoted to the development of devices for gas detection, using a system approach. Methods for experimental investigation of solid-gas interactions and phenomena are first described, and then results are presented to support the contribution made by large metallic elements to the electronic processes associated with solid-gas interactions.


1. Adsorption Phenomena.
2. Structure of Solids: Physico-chemical Aspects.
3. Gas-solid Interactions: Electronic Aspects.
4. Interfacial Thermodynamic Equilibrium Studies.
5. Model Development for Interfacial Phenomena.
6. Apparatus for Experimental Studies: Examples of Applications.
7. Material Elaboration.
8. Influence of the Metallic Components on the Electrical Response of the Sensors.
9. Development and Use of Different Gas Sensors.
10. Models and Interpretation of Experimental Results.

About the authors/editors

René Lalauze is a Professor at the Ecole des Mines, St. Etienne, France.