Special Issue "Advanced Micro and Nano Technologies for Gas Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: microfabrication; micro electromechanical technology platforms for radio frequency switches; ultrasonic transducers; inertial sensors; gas sensors; microactuators and manipulators
Interests: gas sensors; nanostructured material synthesis; material characterizations; microfabrication process; thin and thick film depositions
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Interests: microfabrication; high energy physics; nanomaterials; advanced materials for particle acceleration and laser-induced nuclear fusion reactions
The development of innovative devices for the monitoring of gaseous molecules is receiving a strong boost in recent years for many applications in both existing and new markets, including indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of clinical disease with non-invasive methods, and safety in the workplace. Thus, gas sensing is a key monitoring technology, and it is under continuous development both in industry and research. Small and low consumption sensors are necessary to enable mobile and wearable electronics applications, as well as diffused monitoring compatible with the IoT world. Therefore, sensor miniaturization using micro- and nanofabrication technologies appears as the main road to develop the next generation of gas sensors. Microfabrication is well established and already employed for a range of gas sensors, but new processes are under development to enhance performance and cmos compatibility. Nanofabrication offers the possibility to dramatically enhance the capability of gas sensors, but its integration with microfabrication is still a challenge.
This Special Issue will cover innovative research on micro and nanotechnologies for the development of gas sensors. Relevant reviews and original research articles for this issue will focus on:
- Simulation, design, and fabrication of advanced sensors with improvements in miniaturization, low consumption, and performance;
- Nanomaterials for gas sensing, including properties, advances in synthesis and growth, fabrication technologies, and surface functionalization techniques;
- New key enabling technologies and device integration concepts for gas sensing, in situ, and in operando measurements.
Dr. Alvise Bagolini
Dr. Andrea Gaiardo
Dr. Antonino Picciotto
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- Environmental gas sensors
- Chemical sensors
- Micro and nanodevices
- Nanostructured materials for gas sensing
- Indoor and outdoor gas detection
- Micro and nanofabrication processes
- surface functionalization
- Semiconductor-based gas sensors
- Toxic gas detection
- Micro and nanodevices for medical applications
- Integrated sensors
- Microfluidics for gas sensing