A possible hydrogen sensing method with dual pressure gauges

A. Suzuki*, A. Kurokawa, H. Nonaka, S. Ichimura

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In this work, we present a novel method for hydrogen sensing, based on partial pressure measurements with a diaphragm and a quartz friction pressure gauge (D- and Q-gauges, respectively). The D-gauge measures absolute pressure, whereas Q-gauge readings are affected by viscosity changes occurring when hydrogen is mixed with air, thus enabling H 2 detection. The new method is safe and sensitive and has a quick-response to hydrogen leakage. The measured minimum detection limit for hydrogen is 0.05 vol.% in air, and the response time to hydrogen introduction is less than 1 s; these characteristics are practically sufficient for hydrogen sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 28
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen sensing
  • Partial pressure measurement
  • Quartz friction pressure gauge
  • Viscosity measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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