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Special Issue "Applications of Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy(EIS) in the Development of Sensors and Sensing Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 December 2019.
Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful technique that can be used in a broad range of applications, from biological analysis to food quality assessment, from measurements of battery state of charge to corrosion analysis. The working principle of EIS is based on the measurement of the impedance of the investigated sample in a wide range of frequencies in order to estimate the parameters of interest from the measured impedance spectrum. The first application of EIS dates to 1894, but it was only in the late 1970s that, thanks to the introduction of affordable computer-controlled impedance meters, interest in the technique increased. Since then, the number of scientific papers on EIS applications has grown constantly and doubled every 4 or 5 years. EIS can be used for quick, non-invasive analysis in different fields of applications, thus replacing expensive and time-consuming laboratory analysis with quick in-situ measurements that can be implemented using low-cost electronics, for example, based on microcontrollers or FPGA. From this point of view, the introduction to the market of the integrated circuit AD5933, a low-cost impedance analyzer on chip that can be interfaced with a microcontroller using the I2C protocol, has made even simpler the design of embedded sensor systems based on EIS. Recently, there has also been an increased interest in the development of EIS-based smartphone sensing systems. Modern mobile phones, merging high computation capability; an integrated, rich set of sensors; and wired as well wireless data transfer technologies are, in fact, ideal for the development of low-cost portable sensors in the paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The goal of this special issue is the publication of high quality papers discussing recent advancements in the development of EIS based applications. The editors welcome original research articles that has not been submitted or published on other journals, as well as review articles discussing the state-of-the-art of EIS applications.
Dr. Martin Eugenio Omana
Dr. Marco Grossi
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- impedance spectroscopy
- electrical model
- biological analysis
- food analysis
- corrosion analysis
- battery analysis
- embedded systems