Special Issue "Printed Sensors"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tony Killard
Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences University of the West of England Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane Bristol, BS16 1QY UK
Website: http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus\a-killard
E-Mail: Tony.Killard@uwe.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 32 82147
Interests: processable nanomaterials; printed sensors; printed electronics; biomedical diagnostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Printed sensors have been with us now for about two decades, and have brought about a revolution in analytical science and clinical chemistry. The advent of the glucose electrode strip has been particularly influential. The printing of sensors was a paradigm shift in sensor fabrication. Sensors evolved from cumbersome, three-dimensional devices, to products of two-dimensional, planar fabrication processes. Until recently, the technology of printed sensors had not evolved significantly from strips based primarily on screen printing technology. However, the recent explosion in printed electronics technology, the development of novel print-processable nanomaterials, and the development of novel printing techniques and supporting fabrication methodologies have brought about a new wave of novel printed sensor technologies.

This special issue of Sensors will feature reviews and original research articles detailing highly novel and disruptive advances in printed sensors, their materials, fabrication, and application.

Prof. Tony Killard BA
Guest Editor


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  • sensor
  • printed
  • processable materials
  • nanomaterials
  • screen printing
  • ink jet printing
  • 3D printing
  • roll to roll
  • environmental monitoring
  • diagnostics

Published Papers (6 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(5), 9247-9255; doi:10.3390/s140509247
Received: 25 April 2014; in revised form: 19 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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by ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10395-10411; doi:10.3390/s140610395
Received: 25 April 2014; in revised form: 5 June 2014 / Accepted: 10 June 2014 / Published: 12 June 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10432-10453; doi:10.3390/s140610432
Received: 9 March 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 5 June 2014 / Published: 13 June 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11957-11992; doi:10.3390/s140711957
Received: 14 May 2014; in revised form: 24 June 2014 / Accepted: 1 July 2014 / Published: 7 July 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13628-13643; doi:10.3390/s140813628
Received: 31 May 2014; in revised form: 13 July 2014 / Accepted: 21 July 2014 / Published: 28 July 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14222-14234; doi:10.3390/s140814222
Received: 13 June 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Last update: 7 November 2013

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