Encyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors

Encyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors

1st Edition - October 10, 2022

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Roger Narayan
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128225486
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128225493

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Encyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors, Four Volume Set provides unique foundational level information on the rapidly growing sensor community. The book covers innovations in materials, designs, devices and software that find their way into new types of sensors. Sections include over 1000 color images, including representations of sensor design, sensor manufacturing, and assessments of sensor performance. In addition, applications of sensors in healthcare, food safety, environmental engineering and other fields are discussed, making this a truly interdisciplinary work. The book is structured using a logical and thematic approach, with chapters taking a balanced viewpoint, listing both advantages and disadvantages. Perfect for those learning their trade in both academia and industry, this vital reference work will serve many groups, including chemists, engineers, biological scientists, clinicians, and industrial researchers.

Key Features

  • Provides students and new scientists with a comprehensive, ‘one-stop’ resource in sensor technology, giving them a solid grounding in unfamiliar topics
  • Presents the most up-to-date reference resource available, providing truly interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of sensor technology
  • Ideal for researchers/scientists in both academia and industry
  • Allows experienced researchers to put their work into a broader context
  • Includes over 1000 color images that detail the full range of sensors and devices covered


Undergraduate/postgraduate students in biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, or surface science.  Scientists, engineers, and clinicians involved with either sensor technology or sensor applications

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Types
    1. Physical sensors (e.g., fluorophore sensors, thermal sensors, optical sensors, mechanical sensors, and acoustic sensors)
    2. Chemical sensors (e.g., radiation sensors, electrochemical sensors, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay sensors, aptamer sensors)
    3. Biological sensors (e.g., cell and tissue-containing sensors)
    4. Combinatorial sensors
    5. New sensing technologies

    Section 2: Materials and devices
    6. Sensing materials (e.g., ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, and nanomaterials)
    7. Sensing interfaces (e.g., self-cleaning sensors)
    8. Existing sensing devices

    Section 3: Development
    9. Sensor design
    10. Sensor fabrication techniques
    11. Sensor instrumentation
    12. Sensor characterization techniques
    13. Sensor packaging (e.g., lab-on-a-chip sensors and disposable sensors)
    14. Sensor testing
    15. Sensor reliability improvement

    Section 4: Integration
    16. Sensor signal processing
    17. Sensor integration
    18. Sensor networks
    19. Data processing
    20. Data analysis (e.g., machine learning approaches)
    21. Sensor testing
    22. Sensor reliability (including of sensor fouling)
    23. Clinical trials
    24. Storage, maintenance, and long-term use
    25. Large-scale manufacturing and commercialization
    26. Standards
    27. Regulatory considerations
    28. Ethical considerations for use with humans and animals

    Section 5: Applications
    29. Environmental sensors
    30. Electronic-nose sensors
    31. Agriculture sensors
    32. Climate and ecological sensors
    33. Food safety sensors
    34. Homeland security sensors (e.g., nuclear, biological and chemical sensors)
    35. Medical sensors
    36. Nuclear technology sensors
    37. Aerospace sensors
    38. Veterinary sensors

    Section 6: Future forecast

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2958
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128225486
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128225493

About the Editor in Chief

Roger Narayan

Roger J. Narayan is a professor at the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Caroline State University, USA. He has authored numerous publications on micro- and nanoscale processing of biological and biomedical materials, and is Editor-in-Chief of Materials Science and Engineering: C.

Affiliations and Expertise

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, NC, USA

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