Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in France"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gilles Horowitz
CNRS - LPICM, UMR 7647, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau, France
E-Mail: gilles.horowitz@polytechnique.edu
Interests: organic electronics; organic field-effect transistors; organic circuit modeling; biosensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive overview on the state-of-the-art sensors technology of France. Research articles are invited, which will provide a consolidated, up-to-date perspective in this area. The Special Issue will publish full research, review, and other highly-rated manuscripts addressing the above topic.

Prof. Dr. Gilles Horowitz
Guest Editor


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  • biosensors
  • chemical sensors
  • physical densors
  • sensor networks
  • remote sensors

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p. 15815-15835
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15815-15835; doi:10.3390/s140915815
Received: 4 July 2014; in revised form: 5 August 2014 / Accepted: 13 August 2014 / Published: 26 August 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13476-13495; doi:10.3390/s140813476
Received: 20 May 2014; in revised form: 28 June 2014 / Accepted: 21 July 2014 / Published: 24 July 2014
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p. 9984-9994
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9984-9994; doi:10.3390/s140609984
Received: 31 March 2014; in revised form: 8 May 2014 / Accepted: 30 May 2014 / Published: 6 June 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Title: miRNA Detection Using Catalytic Oxygen Reduction on Reduced Graphene Oxide Functionalized with Cobalt Porphyrine
Authors: C. de Souza, S. Zrig, M.C. Pham and B. Piro
Affiliation: University Paris-Diderot, France; E-Mail: piro@univ-paris-diderot.fr
Abstract: Carboxylic acid-functionalized cobalt porphyrine was physisorbed on reduced graphene oxide, then immobilized on glassy carbon electrodes. The carboxylic groups were used to covalently anchor amino-terminated oligonucleotide probes which are complementary to a short microRNA target. It was shown that the oxygen electroreduction on the cobalt porphyrine was influenced by hybridization of the miRNA strand in a catalytic manner, so that current changes upon hybridization are amplified compared to a non-catalytic system. A limit of detection around the pM was reached.

Type of Paper: Article
A New Sensor to Measure the Complex Permittivity Profile of a Medium
Xavier Chavanne and Jean-Pierre Frangi
Dynamique des fluides géologiques, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, UMR 7154 CNRS, F-75013 Paris, France; E-Mail: frangi@ipgp.fr
We present a capacitive probe to measure the in situ profile of a medium complex permittivity at 1-20 MHz, which can be deployed as a wireless network of autonomous sensors. The sensor can thus determine the vertical profile of soil humidity and salinity at different locations of a watershed over time. It consists of a series of capacitors made of two parallel electrodes, each scanning a significant volume (1 dm3). The sensor also has a micro-controller for autonomous operations with radio communication capability over a range of 600 m.

Last update: 5 August 2014

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