Chapter 6. Zirconia Oxygen Sensors: Origins of Nonideal Behavior

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. William J. Fleming

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291023.ch6

Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6

Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6

How to Cite

Fleming, W. J. (1980) Zirconia Oxygen Sensors: Origins of Nonideal Behavior, in Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291023.ch6

Author Information

  1. General Motors Research Labs Warren, Mich. 48090

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373835

Online ISBN: 9780470291023

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Keywords:

  • galvanic;
  • stabilized;
  • thermodynamic;
  • complicated;
  • molecule

Summary

Zirconia oxygen sensors provide essential feedback signals for use in automobile control systems that regulate engine air-fuel ratio. Physical origins of characteristic nonideal behavior in these sensors are identified. Necessary conditions for achieving good sensor performance are discussed. This is done by outlining the requirements for an approach to ideal sensor behavior from both physical and mathematical viewpoints.