Special Issue "Metal-Oxide Based Nanosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)
Prof. Dr. Laszlo B. Kish (Website)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College Station, Texas A&M University, TX 77843, USA
Fax: +1 979 845 6259
Interests: fluctuation-enhanced chemical sensing; fluctuation-enhanced biological sensing; vibration-induced conductance fluctuation (VICOF) analysis of soils; noise-based logic and computing; unconditionally secure computers, hardware, memories and algorithms; unconditionally secure classical communication and networks; stealth communication
Dr. Gabor Schmera
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego CA 92152-5001, USA
Going to the nanoscales changes the characteristic material properties, and characteristic lengths/timescales of dominant interactions. In metal-oxide based nanosensors, these effects have resulted in higher sensing-information-channel-capacity that includes increased sensitivity, higher selectivity, and increased speed. Room temperature applications allow low-power devices.
In this special issue, the metal-oxide based sensor structures of interest include: nanoparticles, nanolayers, nanowires, thin films with nanostructures, functionalization, nanoscale coating and phases, nanocomposites, carbon nanotube - oxide systems, catalytic metal - oxide junctions, etc. Among others, the following sub-topics are of interest:
- Fabrication, design, methodology
- Characterization, physical, chemical and sensing properties
- Transduction mechanism: resistance, field-effect, thermoelectric, photoelectric, fluctuation-statistics, etc.
- Reproducibility, sensitivity, selectivity
- Recognition principle and sensor signal processing: information-enhancement, linear and nonlinear filtering, pattern recognition, fluctuation-enhanced sensing, etc.
- Applications: environmental, medical, food, defense, etc.
- Agent-specific sensors and electronic noses
- Sensing at room temperatures and other ways of reducing power requirements
Prof. Dr. Laszlo B. Kish
Dr. Gabor Schmera
- thin films with nanostructures
- nanoscale coating and phases
- carbon nanotube - oxide systems
- catalytic metal - oxide junctions