Special Issue "Semiconductor 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 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fan Ren
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, PO Box 116005 Gainesville, FL 32611-6005, USA
Website: http://www.che.ufl.edu/ren/
E-Mail: fren@che.ufl.edu
Interests: ZnO nanowires for sensing and device applications; AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) based sensors; oxide based optical and electronic devices; InGaAs based MSM detector; AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors(HEMTs) passivation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue provides a forum for the latest research in semiconductor based sensors for gas, chemical, and bio detection, and various medical applications. It features a balance between theoretical and experimental research in basic device physics, novel materials and device structures, sensor fabrication and the transformation of research into products. The chemical sensor market represents the largest segment of the global sensor market, and semiconductor based sensors fabricated using mature micro-fabrication techniques and novel nanotechnologies are the major contestants within this sector. Silicon based sensors remain dominant due to their low cost, reproducibility, controllable electronic behaviors, and abundant data of chemical treatments on silicon oxide or glass. Wide band-gap based compound semiconductor sensors are suitable to be operated in harsh environments, for instance, high temperature, high pressure, and corrosive ambient. Nanomaterial devices so far have provided the best alternatives for fast, label-free, sensitive, selective and multiple detections for both preclinical and clinical applications. Results from Si, wide energy bandgap semiconductor devices, metal oxide and nanomaterial based sensors are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Fan Ren
Guest Editor


  • sensor simulation and modeling
  • sensor packaging
  • electrochemical sensors
  • wireless sensors
  • micro-electro-mechanical (MSM) detectors
  • toxin detection
  • sensor surface functionalization
  • gas sensors
  • biological and biomedical sensors

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2011, 11(8), 7724-7735; doi:10.3390/s110807724
Received: 5 June 2011; in revised form: 5 July 2011 / Accepted: 21 July 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1777 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
abstract graphic

by , ,  and
Sensors 2011, 11(5), 4648-4655; doi:10.3390/s110504648
Received: 22 February 2011; in revised form: 27 March 2011 / Accepted: 22 April 2011 / Published: 28 April 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 10 | PDF Full-text (496 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
abstract graphic

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2011, 11(5), 4562-4571; doi:10.3390/s110504562
Received: 4 March 2011; in revised form: 30 March 2011 / Accepted: 11 April 2011 / Published: 27 April 2011
Show/Hide Abstract | Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (614 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text

Last update: 4 March 2014

Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert