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Semiconductor Gas Sensors - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025598, 9780081025604

Semiconductor Gas Sensors

2nd Edition

Editors: Raivo Jaaniso Ooi Kiang Tan
eBook ISBN: 9780081025604
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025598
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 24th September 2019
Page Count: 510
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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


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


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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