Special Issue "Microcantilever Sensors"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stephen Elliott

Chemical Physics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK
Website: http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/staff/sre.html
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


  • cantilever sensors
  • microcantilever
  • nanocantilever
  • MEMS sensors
  • NEMS sensors
  • cantilever arrays
  • multiplexed sensing
  • cantilever readout
  • cantilever-sensor receptor layers
  • chemical sensors
  • biosensors
  • electronic nose
  • electronic tongue

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Sensors 2011, 11(5), 5520-5528; doi:10.3390/s110505520
Received: 15 March 2011 / Revised: 10 May 2011 / Accepted: 17 May 2011 / Published: 20 May 2011
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