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Special Issue "Semiconductor Devices and Sensors: Modelling and Conditioning Circuits"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Stornelli
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Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Via Camponeschi, 19, 67100 L'Aquila AQ, Italy
Interests: filters; integrated circuits; MMIC; sensors; sensors interfaces
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Dr. Gianluca Barile

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Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: Capacitive sensors; Electronics for sensors
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Dr. Alfiero Leoni
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Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: Portable sensors; Electronics for sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on the up-to-date results in semiconductor devices and sensors. Semiconductor-based general devices, fabricated using mature micro-fabrication techniques and novel nanotechnologies, are the major player in the commercial market. Aspects related to theoretical and experimental research in basic devices and sensors, physics modeling, novel devices and sensor structures, sensors fabrication, and sensor-integrated interface conditioning circuits will be covered. Potential authors are invited to submit original research articles and review papers on the following topics:

  • Material research oriented to semiconductor devices and sensors
  • Processes and fabrication technologies for semiconductor sensors
  • Modelling, design, and simulation of integrated semiconductor devices and sensors
  • CAD simulation models of semiconductor devices and sensors
  • Advanced integration technologies
  • Novel semiconductor devices, circuits, and sensors
  • Wide bandgap materials and devices
  • Integrated interfaces or signal conditioning circuitry for sensors

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Stornelli
Dr. Gianluca Barile
Dr. Alfiero Leoni
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • semiconductor devices
  • simulation and modeling
  • sensors interfaces
  • sensors conditioning circuits
  • CAD models

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Influence of Oxygen Vacancy Behaviors in Cooling Process on Semiconductor Gas Sensors: A Numerical Analysis
Sensors 2018, 18(11), 3929; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18113929 - 14 Nov 2018
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The influence of oxygen vacancy behaviors during a cooling process in semiconductor gas sensors is discussed by the numerical analysis method based on the gradient-distributed oxygen vacancy model. A diffusion equation is established to describe the behaviors of oxygen vacancies, which follows the [...] Read more.
The influence of oxygen vacancy behaviors during a cooling process in semiconductor gas sensors is discussed by the numerical analysis method based on the gradient-distributed oxygen vacancy model. A diffusion equation is established to describe the behaviors of oxygen vacancies, which follows the effects of diffusion and exclusion in the cooling process. Numerical analysis is introduced to find the accurate solutions of the diffusion equation. The solutions illustrate the oxygen vacancy distribution profiles, which are dependent on the cooling rate as well as the temperature interval of the cooling process. The gas-sensing characteristics of reduced resistance and response are calculated. Both of them, together with oxygen vacancy distribution, show the grain size effects and the re-annealing effect. It is found that the properties of gas sensors can be controlled or adjusted by the designed cooling process. The proposed model provides a possibility for sensor characteristics simulations, which may be beneficial for the design of gas sensors. A quantitative interpretation on the gas-sensing mechanism of semiconductors has been contributed. Full article
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