Special Issue "Impedance Spectroscopy and Its Application in Measurement and Sensor Technology"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 2 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Olfa Kanoun
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Guest Editor
Chair for Measurement and Sensor Technology, Technische Universität Chemnitz, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany
Tel. +49-371-531-36931
Interests: impedance spectroscopy; nanocomposite sensors; electrochemical sensors; energy aware wireless sensor
Prof. Jörg Himmel
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Institute for Measurement and Automation, University of applied Sciences Ruhr-West, 45479 Mühlheim, Germany
Interests: nondestructive material testing; eddy current sensors; medical instrumentation; high frequency surgery
Prof. Abdelhamid ERRACHID
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Guest Editor
Institute of Analytical Sciences, Claude-Bernhard University Lyon I, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: biosensors; impedance spectroscopy; chemosensors; biolab-on-a-chip; biofunctionalization; micro- and nanobiotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Impedance spectroscopy is a key enabling measurement method for a range of related applications that exploit the measurement of the complex impedance of a material or a material system to characterize it or its change in dependence of time or of a certain measurement quantity within it or its environment.

The method is often used in several sectors of science and technology, ranging from the classical material characterization to the characterization of nanocomposite materials and corrosion. In the characterization of energy storage units, it effectively allows a deep insight into closed storage units without charging or discharging it. One further advantage of the method is its non-invasiveness, which enables its use for in vitro and in vivo bio- and medical applications. At present, several sensor principles make use of impedance spectroscopy to improve measurement accuracy or to acquire more information from a sensor.

This Special Issue aims at putting together recent advancements in fundamentals, understanding, and applying impedance spectroscopy. It aims to outline some future scientific challenges in the field of impedance spectroscopy. Contributions from all fields of impedance spectroscopy, either experimental or theoretical studies, as well as potential technical implementations, are welcome. We welcome contributions in the fields of:

  • Material testing and characterization;
  • Corrosion and coatings;
  • Sensors, biosensors, and electrochemical sensors;
  • Energy storage, batteries, and capacitors;
  • Bio- and medical applications;
  • Food and nutrition.

Prof. Olfa Kanoun
Prof. Jörg Himmel
Prof. Abdelhamid ERRACHID
Guest Editors

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  • impedance spectroscopy
  • electrochemical impedance Spectroscopy
  • impedance tomography
  • dielectric spectroscopy
  • bioimpedance
  • bioimpedance spectroscopy
  • material testing
  • sensors
  • chemical sensors
  • biosensors
  • energy storage
  • food
  • pharmacy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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