Nanoscale Sensors

  • Shibin Li
  • Jiang Wu
  • Zhiming M. Wang
  • Yadong Jiang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Patrick I. T. Thomson, Colin J. Campbell
    Pages 35-54
  3. Martin R. Hediger, Karen L. Martinez, Jesper Nygård, Mads Brandbyge, Jan H. Jensen, Luca De Vico
    Pages 55-86
  4. Oleg Lupan, Lee Chow
    Pages 119-152
  5. L. B. Kong, H. Huang
    Pages 189-223
  6. Faezeh Arab Hassani, Yoshishige Tsuchiya, Adrian Mihai Ionescu, Hiroshi Mizuta
    Pages 245-276
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


This book is a comprehensive introduction to nanoscale materials for sensor applications, with a focus on connecting the fundamental laws of physics and the chemistry of materials with device design. Nanoscale sensors can be used for a wide variety of applications, including the detection of gases, optical signals, and mechanical strain, and can meet the need to detect and quantify the presence of gaseous pollutants or other dangerous substances in the environment. Gas sensors have found various applications in our daily lives and in industry. Semiconductive oxides, including SnO2, ZnO, Fe2O3, and In2O3, are promising candidates for gas sensor applications. Carbon nanomaterials are becoming increasingly available as “off-the-shelf” components, and this makes nanotechnology more exciting and approachable than ever before. Nano-wire based field- effect transistor biosensors have also received much attention in recent years as a way to achieve ultra-sensitive and label-free sensing of molecules of biological interest. A diverse array of semiconductor-based nanostructures have been synthesized for use as a photoelectrochemical sensor or biosensor in the detection of low concentrations of analytes. A novel acoustic sensor for structural health monitoring (SHM) that utilizes lead zirconate titanate (PZT) nano- active fiber composites (NAFCs) is described as well.

  • Surveys novel technologies for nanoscale sensors
  • Provides the keys to understanding the principles underlying nanoscale sensors
  • Written by leading experts in the corresponding research areas
  • Describes enabling technologies for critical health, environmental science, and security applications


BioFET-SIM Biosensors Bolometric nanodetectors, ultrasensitive Carbon nanomaterials strain gauges Carbon nanomaterials stretchable Gas sensors Nanoscale ZnO optoelectronic sensors Nanoscale black silicon for optical detectors Nanoscale sensors Nanosensors, intracellular Raman studies Nanostructured biosensors, detection of New principle sensors Piezoelectric nanofibers, sensors Printed flexible nano particle sensors Semiconductor-Based Nanostructures, Thin film gas sensors Ultra-sensitive in-plane resonant nano- ZnO hydrogen nanoscale sensors electro-mechanical sensors electronics infrared applications sensors water soluble contaminants

Editors and affiliations

  • Shibin Li
    • 1
  • Jiang Wu
    • 2
  • Zhiming M. Wang
    • 3
  • Yadong Jiang
    • 4
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Electronic ThinUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Electronic ThinUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople's Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of ElectronicUniversity of Electronic Science and TechnologyChengduPeople's Republic of China
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Electronic ThinUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02771-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02772-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-2159
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2167
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