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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 882;

Carbon Nanotube-Based Chemiresistive Sensors

Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Microfabrication of the Ministry of Education, School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Timothy M. Swager and Katherine Mirica
Received: 3 February 2017 / Revised: 21 March 2017 / Accepted: 29 March 2017 / Published: 18 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemiresistive Sensors: Status and the Future)
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The development of simple and low-cost chemical sensors is critically important for improving human life. Many types of chemical sensors have been developed. Among them, the chemiresistive sensors receive particular attention because of their simple structure, the ease of high precise measurement and the low cost. This review mainly focuses on carbon nanotube (CNT)-based chemiresistive sensors. We first describe the properties of CNTs and the structure of CNT chemiresistive sensors. Next, the sensing mechanism and the performance parameters of the sensors are discussed. Then, we detail the status of the CNT chemiresistive sensors for detection of different analytes. Lastly, we put forward the remaining challenges for CNT chemiresistive sensors and outlook the possible opportunity for CNT chemiresistive sensors in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; chemiresistive; sensors; functionalization carbon nanotubes; chemiresistive; sensors; functionalization

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Tang, R.; Shi, Y.; Hou, Z.; Wei, L. Carbon Nanotube-Based Chemiresistive Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 882.

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