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Organic Semiconductors in Sensor Applications

  • Daniel A. Bernards
  • George G. Malliaras
  • Róisín M. Owens

Part of the Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. K. Ogawa, K. E. Achyuthan, S. Chemburu, E. Ji, Y. Liu, G. P. Lopez et al.
    Pages 39-60
  3. O. Hofmann, D. D. C. Bradley, A. J. de Mello, J. C. de Mello
    Pages 97-140
  4. J. Ho, A. Rose, T. Swager, V. Bulović
    Pages 141-184
  5. A. Bonfiglio, I. Manunza, P. Cosseddu, E. Orgiu
    Pages 185-212
  6. M. Berggren, R. Forchheimer, J. Bobacka, P. -O. Svensson, D. Nilsson, O. Larsson et al.
    Pages 263-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


Organic semiconductors offer unique characteristics such as tunability of electronic properties via chemical synthesis, compatibility with mechanically flexible substrates, low-cost manufacturing, and facile integration with chemical and biological functionalities. These characteristics have prompted the application of organic semiconductors and their devices in physical, chemical, and biological sensors. This book covers this rapidly emerging field by discussing both optical and electrical sensor concepts. Novel transducers based on organic light-emitting diodes and organic thin-film transistors, as well as systems-on-a-chip architectures are presented. Functionalization techniques to enhance specificity are outlined, and models for the sensor response are described.


Copolymer Homopolymer Organic devices Organic semiconductors Sensor electronic properties polymer semiconductor sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel A. Bernards
    • 1
  • George G. Malliaras
    • 1
  • Róisín M. Owens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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