Special Issue "Microcantilever Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)
Prof. Dr. Stephen Elliott
Chemical Physics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1223 336525
Interests: (Bio)chemical sensing; microcantilever-array sensors; optical-interferometric cantilever readout; optical-waveguide sensors; surface-enhanced Raman scattering; chalcogenide glasses; phase-change memory materials; ab initio molecular-dynamics simulations of glasses
There is an ever-increasing need for (bio)chemical sensors for a wide variety of applications in the fields of medical diagnostics, wellness and healthcare, proteomics, pharmaceutics, environmental monitoring, homeland security, process control etc. Ideally, sensor devices are required for such applications which are sensitive, selective to a variety of analytes and can give a multiplexed response; for consumer applications, devices must additionally be cheap, robust and compact – ideally hand-held. One very promising sensing technology that can address such application needs involves the use of MEMS structures such as micro/nano-cantilevers, coated with appropriate receptor layers. The use of cantilever-array sensors, in particular, offers the prospect of multiplexed readout. Thus, they have the potential to be used as ‘electronic noses or tongues’. The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together a number of papers on the topic of cantilever sensing which address developments in the sensing technology, as well as in its application.
Prof. Dr. Stephen Elliott
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- cantilever sensors
- MEMS sensors
- NEMS sensors
- cantilever arrays
- multiplexed sensing
- cantilever readout
- cantilever-sensor receptor layers
- chemical sensors
- electronic nose
- electronic tongue
Sensors 2011, 11(5), 5520-5528; doi:10.3390/s110505520
Received: 15 March 2011; in revised form: 10 May 2011 / Accepted: 17 May 2011 / Published: 20 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (232 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 10 February 2011