Semiconductor Gas Sensors

Semiconductor Gas Sensors

2nd Edition - September 24, 2019

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  • Editors: Raivo Jaaniso, Ooi Kiang Tan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025604
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025598

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Semiconductor Gas Sensors, Second Edition, summarizes recent research on basic principles, new materials and emerging technologies in this essential field. Chapters cover the foundation of the underlying principles and sensing mechanisms of gas sensors, include expanded content on gas sensing characteristics, such as response, sensitivity and cross-sensitivity, present an overview of the nanomaterials utilized for gas sensing, and review the latest applications for semiconductor gas sensors, including environmental monitoring, indoor monitoring, medical applications, CMOS integration and chemical warfare agents. This second edition has been completely updated, thus ensuring it reflects current literature and the latest materials systems and applications.

Key Features

  • Includes an overview of key applications, with new chapters on indoor monitoring and medical applications
  • Reviews developments in gas sensors and sensing methods, including an expanded section on gas sensor theory
  • Discusses the use of nanomaterials in gas sensing, with new chapters on single-layer graphene sensors, graphene oxide sensors, printed sensors, and much more


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Physicists, Chemists, and Environmental engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part One. Basics
    Chapter One. Fundamentals of semiconductor gas sensors
    Chapter Two. Conduction mechanism in semiconducting metal oxide sensing films
    Chapter three. The effect of electrode-oxide interfaces in gas sensor operation
    Chapter Four. Introduction to semiconductor gas sensors

    Part Two. Materials
    Chapter Five. One- and two-dimensional metal oxide nanostructures for chemical sensing
    Chapter Six. Hybrid materials with carbon nanotubes for gas sensing
    Chapter Seven. Carbon nanomaterials functionalized with macrocyclic compounds for sensing vapors of aromatic VOCs
    Chapter Eight. Luminescence probing of surface adsorption processes using InGaN/GaN nanowire heterostructure arrays
    Chapter Nine. Rare earth–doped oxide materials for photoluminescence-based gas sensors

    Part Three. Methods and integration
    Chapter Ten. Recent progress in silicon carbide field effect gas sensors
    Chapter Eleven. Semiconducting direct thermoelectric gas sensors
    Chapter Twelve. Dynamic operation of semiconductor sensors
    Chapter Thirteen. Micromachined semiconductor gas sensors
    Chapter Fourteen. Integrated CMOS-based sensors for gas and odor detection

Product details

  • No. of pages: 510
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: September 24, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025604
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025598

About the Editors

Raivo Jaaniso

Raivo Jaaniso is a Senior Scientist in the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tartu, Estonia

Ooi Kiang Tan

Ooi Kiang Tan is Professor of Microelectronics in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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