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First Fifty Years of Chemoresistive Gas Sensors

Department of Electronic Engineering, Chemistry and Industrial Engineering, University of Messina, Contrada di Dio, Vill. S. Agata, 98166 Messina, Italy
Academic Editor: Igor Medintz
Chemosensors 2015, 3(1), 1-20;
Received: 4 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 December 2014 / Published: 5 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solid State Gas Sensors)
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The first fifty years of chemoresistive sensors for gas detection are here reviewed, focusing on the main scientific and technological innovations that have occurred in the field over the course of these years. A look at advances made in fundamental and applied research and leading to the development of actual high performance chemoresistive devices is presented. The approaches devoted to the synthesis of novel semiconducting materials with unprecedented nanostructure and gas-sensing properties have been also presented. Perspectives on new technologies and future applications of chemoresistive gas sensors have also been highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: chemosensors; gas sensor history; sensing materials; gas sensors perspectives chemosensors; gas sensor history; sensing materials; gas sensors perspectives

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