Special Issue "Piezoresistive and Piezoelectric Thin Films for Sensors"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: MEMS/NEMS; piezoresistive and piezoelectric materials; sensors for harsh environments; strain engineering
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Piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials have been well-tailored for mechanical and bio sensors, thanks to their excellent properties, such as high sensitivity, simple readout circuit, and miniaturization capability. Applications of these effects can be found in a broad range of Micro/Nano ElectroMechanial System (MEMS/NEMS) sensors, including strain sensors, pressure sensors, accelerometers, and bio-mass detectors. This Special Issue focuses on cutting-edge technologies of piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials, aiming at advanced developments of nanostructured, flexible, wearable, and self powered sensing-devices. We greatly welcome review papers, experimental studies, as well as theoretical analyses, of novel piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials.
In particular, topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Advanced deposition/growth processes of piezoelectric and piezoresistive thin films;
- Characterization of novel piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials;
- Quantum confinement and nanoscale effects in piezoresistive/piezoelectric materials;
- Advanced micro/nano fabrication methods;
- Applications of the piezoelectric and piezoresistive effects.
Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan
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