© 2020

Functional Nanomaterials

Advances in Gas Sensing Technologies

  • Sabu Thomas
  • Nirav Joshi
  • Vijay K. Tomer

Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Digambar Y. Nadargi, Imtiaz S. Mulla, Sharad S. Suryavanshi
    Pages 1-18
  3. Shulin Yang, Zhao Wang, Gui Lei, Huoxi Xu, Yongming Hu, Haoshuang Gu
    Pages 19-70
  4. Vishal Baloria, Chandra Shekhar Prajapati, Navakanta Bhat, Govind Gupta
    Pages 71-94
  5. Carlos R. Michel, Alma H. Martínez-Preciado, Miguel A. Lopez-Alvarez, George P. Bernhardt, José A. Rivera-Mayorga
    Pages 95-116
  6. Abdolhossein Sáaedi, Mahmood Moradi, Mohamed H. Alkordi, Mohammad Reza Mahmoudian, Gholam Hossein Bordbar, Ramin Yousefi
    Pages 117-142
  7. Nirav Joshi, Vijay K. Tomer, Ritu Malik, Jing Nie
    Pages 143-159
  8. Sudip K. Sinha, Shashank Poddar, Subhas Ganguly
    Pages 161-188
  9. Bhagyashri Bhangare, Niranjan S. Ramgir, K. R. Sinju, A. Pathak, S. Jagtap, A. K. Debnath et al.
    Pages 189-217
  10. Flavio M. Shimizu, Frank Davis, Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr., Seamus P. J. Higson
    Pages 219-243
  11. Prashant Kumar Mishra, Ritu Malik, Vijay K. Tomer, Nirav Joshi
    Pages 285-302
  12. Umesh T. Nakate, Sandip Paul Choudhury, Rafiq Ahmad, Pramila Patil, Yogesh T. Nakate, Yoon-Bong Hahn
    Pages 303-328
  13. J. Sharath Kumar, Naresh Chandra Murmu, Tapas Kuila
    Pages 349-381
  14. Arvind Kumar, M. Murali Krishnan, Vipul Singh, Soumen Samanta, Niranjan S. Ramgir
    Pages 383-397
  15. Kalpana Madgula, L. N. Shubha
    Pages 399-431
  16. Frank Davis, Seamus P. J. Higson, Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr., Flavio M. Shimizu
    Pages 433-462

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-art in oxide nanostructures, carbon nanostructures and 2D materials fabrication. It covers mimicking of sensing mechanisms and applications in gas sensors. It focuses on gas sensors based on functional nanostructured materials, especially related to issues of sensitivity, selectivity, and temperature dependency for sensors. It covers synthesis, properties, and current gas sensing tools and discusses the necessity for miniaturized sensors. This book will be of use to senior undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and researchers in the field of solid-state physics, materials science, surface science and chemical engineering.


metal oxides Graphene based sensors 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Carbon Nanostructures Carbides- Nitrides Gas/humidity sensor Flexible sensors Conducting polymers mimicking sensing mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabu Thomas
    • 1
  • Nirav Joshi
    • 2
  • Vijay K. Tomer
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemical Sciences, School of Energy Materials, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of Sao PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Berkeley Sensor & Actuator CenterUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

About the editors

Sabu Thomas is currently Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, in addition to being the founder director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. After his B.Tech. in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology from the University of Cochin, he pursued his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Thomas has received many national and international awards, including Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSI award, SESR award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence, an honorary degree by Université de Lorraine, and multiple fellowships by prestigious societies and universities. Prof. Thomas' research has spanned many areas of nanocomposite and polymer science and engineering, and he has edited more than 70 books, holds 5 patents and has authored over 750 research publications. 

Niravkumar Joshi is currently a FAPESP postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, after which he joined as a Research Associate at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India with joint collaboration with Paris University, France. He has postdoctoral experience from South Korea, Brazil and United States, having most recently completed his tenure at University of California Berkeley, USA where he developed selective and sensitive microsensor by MEMS techniques. His present research focuses on synthesis and characterization of oxide nanostructures and 2D material-based gas sensors. He has authored more than 20 international research papers and 3 book chapters. 

Vijay Kumar is currently working as Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral fellow in Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California, Berkeley, USA, where he is exploring the insights of ordered mesoporous hybrid materials for novel humidity/gas sensing applications. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology from D.C.R. University of Science & Technology, India, after which he worked with the Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Punjab, India and the University of Kiel, Germany. Dr. Kumar has authored more than 50 international research papers and 11 book chapters. 

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