The present invention provides a delay line SAW device fabricated on a lithium niobate substrate and coated with a bilayer of nanocrystalline or other nanomaterials such as nanoparticles or nanowires of palladiumn and metal free pthalocyanine which will respond to hydrogen gas in near real time, at low (room) temperature, without being affected by CO, O2, CH4 and other gases, in air ambient or controlled ambient, providing sensitivity to low ppm levels.
Bhethanabotla, Venkat R. and Bhansali, Shekhar, "Surface acoustic wave hydrogen sensor" (2006). USF Patents. 656.
University of South Florida