Special Issue "Gas Sensors based on Semiconducting Metal Oxides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: Chemical sensor science and technology; Gas/chemical sensors applications; Semiconducting oxides physics and chemistry; Operando investigation techniques; Semiconductor physics
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Research in the field of gas sensors, based on Semiconducting Metal Oxides (SMOX), has a long history and achievements that we are very proud of. The sensors developed in many academic and private company labs found their way to the market and are providing solutions to many applications, spanning from household safety to air in-cabin air quality monitoring for automobiles. History teaches us that the advancements in our field were determined by the needs of the applications to be solved and, from this point of view, we are living in a very exciting time; there are a new host of applications that need solutions, such as indoor air quality, breath analysis, industrial safety, detection of explosives and chemical weapons, etc. The inherent advantages of SMOX-based gas sensors, such as high sensitivity and stability, potential for miniaturization that brings along low power consumption and potential for integration into arrays, make them very strong candidates for providing sought-after solutions. Moreover, the unprecedented spread of mobile devices offers the opportunity for sensor integration and, by that, to give the sense of smell to the Internet of Things. To be able to meet the needs of all or part of those applications, we need to massively improve the performance of sensors and that requires advances in both science and technology
Accordingly, you are invited to submit contributions in understanding the sensing phenomena and advances in investigation techniques; developing novel materials and sensing strategies; developing novel sensing platforms and transducer miniaturization; solving applications using SMOX-based sensors. We would gladly welcome manuscripts coming from industry.
Dr. Nicolae Barsan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- SMOX gas sensors
- Modelling of sensing
- Experimental investigations—operando
- Surface sensitizers and catalytic additives
- SMOX heterojunctions
- Sensor arrays
- Gas sensors applications
- Si and plastic based transducers