Solid State Chemical Sensors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123802101, 9780323141017

Solid State Chemical Sensors

1st Edition

Editors: Jiri Janata
eBook ISBN: 9780323141017
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th June 1985
Page Count: 222
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Solid State Chemical Sensors reviews the basic chemical and physical principles involved in the construction and operation of solid state sensors. A major portion of the book is devoted to explanation of the basic mechanism of operation and the many actual and potential applications of field effect transistors for gas and solution sensing. This text is comprised of four chapters; the first of which describes the basics of device fabrication. Emphasis is placed on the physical description of semiconductor devices with catalytic metal gates, along with their drawbacks and their promise. The behavior of hydrogen in the Pd-SiO2 system is also considered, and some applications of hydrogen-sensitive transistors, such as smoke detection and biochemical reaction monitoring, are described. The second chapter focuses on chemically sensitive field effect transistors and their thermodynamics, while the third chapter explains the general fabrication procedure for solid state chemical sensors. The final chapter introduces the reader to piezoelectric and pyroelectric chemical sensors, paying particular attention to the sensor nature of piezoelectricity, the piezoelectric gravimetric sensor, and pyroelectric gas analysis. This book is intended to assist electrical engineers in understanding the chemistry involved in the construction and operation of solid state sensors and to educate chemists in solid state science.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface

  1. Gas-Sensitive Metal Gate Semiconductor Devices I. Introduction II. MOS Device Physics III. Palladium Gate MOS Devices IV. Schottky Barrier Devices V. Properties of the Catalytic Metal VI. The Si-SiO2 System, Properties of Relevance to Gas Sensors VII. Applications VIII. Conclusions References
  2. Chemically Sensitive Field Effect Transistors I. General Theory II. Thermodynamics of ISFETs III. Dynamic Characteristics IV. Measuring Systems V. Special CHEMFETs VI. Conclusions References
  3. Fabrication of Solid State Chemical Sensors I. Introduction II. General Fabrication Procedure III. Some Particulars of CHEMFET Design and Fabrication IV. Encapsulation Appendix: Metal Gate CHEMFET Fabrication Run Sheet References
  4. An Introduction to Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Chemical Sensors I. Introduction II. Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Sensors References Bibliography Index


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1985
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Jiri Janata

Ratings and Reviews