Gas Sensors: Principles, Operation, and Development

Gas Sensors: Principles, Operation, and Development


Edited by G. Sberveglieri


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  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 409 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 31mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN 10: 0792320042
  • ISBN 13: 9780792320043
  • Edition statement: 1992 ed.
  • Illustrations note: biography

Product description

There were two reasons that induced me to plan and to organize this book, the first was the lack of a text entirely devoted to the subject of gas sensors, notwithstanding some books devoted to the various kind of chemical sensors have recently been published. The second reason was the need of introducing the basic topics of gas detection mechanisms to a growing number of researchers active in research and development laboratories of industries and uni versities. The field of chemical sensors is indeed in fast and consistent growth, as it is proved by the increased number of participants to the congresses that were recently held on this subject, namely the Third Meeting on Chemical Sensors (September 24 - 26, 1990, Cleveland), Transducers' 91 (June 24 - 27, 1991, S. Francisco) and EUROSENSORS V (September 30 - October 3, 1991, Rome). Therefore, this book is mainly intended as a reference text for researchers with a MS degree in physics, chemistry and electrical engineering; it reports the last progresses in the R. & D. and in the technology of gas sensors. I choose to deal specifically with the topic of gas sensors because these devices show a very large number of applications in the domestic and industrial field and they are characterized by a great effort of research and development.

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Table of contents

New Approaches in the Design of Gas Sensors.- Oxidic Semiconductor Gas Sensors.- Thin Film Semiconducting Metal Oxide Gas Sensors.- Semiconductor Gas Sensors Based on SnO2 Thick Films.- Catalytic Gas Sensors.- Organic Semiconductor Gas Sensors.- Field Effect Gas Sensors.- Surface Acoustic Wave (S.A.W.) Gas Sensors.- Optical Gas Sensors.- Electrochemical Gas Sensors.- Future Trends in the Development of Gas Sensors.