Special Issue "Gas Sensors Based on the Field Effect"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mats Eriksson
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping, Sweden
Website: http://www.ifm.liu.se/applphys/s-sence/
E-Mail: mats.eriksson@liu.se
Phone: +46 (0)13 137568
Fax: +46 (0)13 281252
Interests: chemical sensors; electrochemical sensors; field-effect devices; scanning light pulse technique; surface and interface physics; catalytic reactions; thin film physics and semiconductor physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gas sensors based on the field effect, in particular field effect transistors, can be used in a wide range of applications. They are well known for sensitive and selective detection of hydrogen and ammonia, but are also designed to sense many other gases and gas mixtures. Originally based on silicon as the semiconductor, silicon dioxide as the insulator and precious metals as gate materials, field effect gas sensors today come in a wide variety of materials and structures. Use of nanostructured materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, in the gate of field effect devices is one such trend. The use of wide bandgap materials for the semiconductor part is another. Applying temperature modulation is also a way to extend the sensing capabilities.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together innovative applications of field effect gas sensors, new sensor materials and sensor designs, as well as basic investigations of response mechanisms. Both review articles and original research papers relating to gas sensing with field effect devices are welcome. Papers concerning applications and/or measurement conditions where field effect gas sensors have properties that exceed those of other gas sensor technologies are of particular interest.

Dr. Mats Eriksson
Guest Editor


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  • field effect
  • gas sensor
  • chemFET
  • wide bandgap field effect devices
  • high temperature sensing
  • hydrogen sensing
  • ammonia sensing
  • temperature modulation
  • response mechanism
  • field effect transistor
  • field effect capacitor
  • schottky diode

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16287-16295; doi:10.3390/s140916287 (registering DOI)
Received: 15 June 2014; in revised form: 7 August 2014 / Accepted: 26 August 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13999-14020; doi:10.3390/s140813999
Received: 18 June 2014; in revised form: 29 June 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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Last update: 9 December 2013

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