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Vol. 88, No. 2, February 2008





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1. Confocal Microscopy of Bioconjugated Carbon Nanotubes for Biosensor Applications

    Kasif Teker, pp.1-8

   [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2. A Portable Light-Excitation Equipped Bio-Amperometer for Electrogenic Biomaterials to Support the Technical Development

    of Most Biosensors

    Arianna Tibuzzi, Gianni Pezzotti, Teresa Lavecchia, Giuseppina Rea, Maria Teresa Giardi, pp.9-20

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3. Development of a Fiber-Optic Capillary Evanescent Wave Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor

    Brian K. Keller, Olga Shulga, Christopher P. Palmer, Michael D. Degrandpre, pp.21-30

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


4. Improving Probe Immobilization for Label-Free Capacitive Detection of DNA Hybridization on Microfabricated Gold Electrodes

    Sandro Carrara, Vijayender Kumar Bhalla, Claudio Stagni, Luca Benini, Bruno Riccò, Bruno Samorì, pp.31-39

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


5. Comparative Study of Irradiated and Annealed ZnO Thin Films for Room Temperature Ammonia Gas Sensing

    Abhijeet Kshirsagar, Jagdish Deshande, D. K. Avasthi,  T. M. Bhave, S. A. Gangal, pp.40-46

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


6. Glutathione Modified Gold Piezoelectric and Voltammetric Sensors for Determination of Mercury in a Wide Concentration Range

    Maria Hepel, Julia Dallas, Mark D. Noble, pp.47-58

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


7. A Dew Point Meter Comprising a Nanoporous Thin Film Alumina Humidity Sensor with a Linearizing Capacitance

    Measuring Electronics

    Dilip Kumar Ghara, Debdulal Saha and Kamalendu Sengupta, pp.59-65

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


8. Solid-State Conductivity of Sucrose and its Applications as Humidity and Temperature Sensors

    A. K. Yadav, B. C. Yadav, Kaman Singh, pp.66-73

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


9. Sensing Behavior of Sr and Bi Doped LaCoO3 Sensors

    G. N. Chaudhary, M. J. Pawar, pp.74-78

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]






New Side Exit Accelerometer with Integral Cable


The 787F accelerometer’s integral cable is permanently mounted, eliminating a common concern that contaminants can get into the connector. Dirt, oil, grease, water, dust, and other contaminants found in the harsh industrial environment can cause an electrical short, erratic or erroneous readings, and corrosion. In addition to improving sensor reliability, the 787F’s integral cable eliminates concern about the connector backing off the sensor. The connection integrity is critical for inaccessible sensor locations such as inside a gearbox, machine tool monitoring, and underwater applications, like vibration monitoring inside tanks or on submersible pumps. The low profile sensor is designed with a side exit connector and captive screw, for easy installation in confined areas.


The integral cable 787F uses the same rugged, dependable construction methods as the 786F top exit integral cable sensor, which has demonstrated superior reliability. It is a fully welded construction, making the sensor truly hermetically sealed to 1x10-8 cc/sec. This provides superior protection from harsh operating conditions with exposure to various chemical, slurry spray, and highly corrosive compounds, especially at high temperatures, significantly improving the longevity and reliability of the sensor ...


Courtney Schlapo

Marketing Communications

Wilcoxon Research

Tel.: 281 213 8238

E-mail: courtney.schlapo@meggitt.com

787F accelerometer



Pressure Sensor for OEM Applications


The PMP410 Pressure Sensor (OEM) from FUTEK provides performance and economy for a wide range of OEM applications as well as test and measurement. They are especially suited to applications subject to severe mechanical shock, vibration, and electromagnetic interference. Typical applications include hydraulics and pneumatics, compressor controls, pump protection, refrigeration and air conditional systems, feed back control, automation and endurance and qualification testing. A standard signal output of 4-20 mA or 5 VDC allows the PMP410 to be integrated into many existing applications. Many custom signal outputs, process connections, and electrical connections are available ...


John Vargas

Sales Engineer

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

10 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618

Tel: 949-465-0900, fax: 949-465-0905

E-mail: john@futek.com

PMP410 Pressure Sensor



The World Smallest Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor


Quebec City - FISO Technologies Inc. announced the introduction of the FOP-F125 pressure sensor at the MD&M West, a major exhibition in the medical market. This new sensor, which has a diameter of 125 microns instead of 550 microns for the current smallest FISO pressure sensor, is a major breakthrough. The MD&M West exhibition, which is attended by key-decision makers in the medical market, will allow FISO to present the product to potential customers, but also to current collaborators. With dimensions smaller than any competitive product, FISO is again establishing the new standard of the industry and clearly positioning itself as the world technology leader ...


Jean Audet,

Director of Sales

FISO Technologies Inc.

Tel.: (418) 688-8065

E-mail: info@fiso.com

FOP-F125 pressure sensor



Sensors Ensure Precision in Airbus Wing Assembly


Cary, N.C. - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division is providing the R-Series SSI encoder position sensor to Electroimpact, Inc., for its material handling solution designed to provide a stable control system in the wing assembly of the Airbus A380. The Temposonics® RH SSI linear transducers measure vertical position in panel loader arms that are designed to guarantee precise and accurate measurements when positioning wing panels ...


Matt Hankinson

MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Division,

3001 Sheldon Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Tel.: (919) 677-0100

E-mail: info@mtssensors.com

R-Series SSI encoder position sensor



New Automotive Sensor Detects High Intensity Acoustic Sound Pressure Levels


Depew, NY, USA The Automotive Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) has released new Model 106M160 high intensity ICP® acoustic microphone, designed for measuring airbag deployment noise and total impulse of an inflation event occurring inside of an automotive cabin. The unit offers sensitivities of 79.8 mV/kPa (550 mV/psi); a measurement range of 189 dB (57.2 kPa); 96 dB (1.4 Pa) resolution; and frequency response of 0.05 Hz to 20 kHz filtered output, tailored to the human ear. It survives higher intensity signals, up to 216 dB, that would damage most condenser microphones beyond their 3% distortion limit. The rugged, hermetically sealed, piezoelectric pressure microphone features also ICP® output, for ease of use and reduced setup time ...


Ms. Molly Bakewell

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

3425 Walden Avenue

Depew, NY 14043-2495  USA

Tel: 716-684-0002, ext. 2663, fax: 716-684-0987

E-mail: mbakewell@pcb.com

106M160 acoustic microphone



Laser Level & Positioning Transmitter for Dry Bulk and Liquid Level Applications


Prairieville, LA -K-TEK announced the LM80 laser transmitter for non-contact level measurement and positioning. Designed for a variety of applications, the LM80 measures position over very long ranges, at distances up to 500 feet (150 meters). The device also accurately measures level at distances up to 100 feet (30 meters). Whether handling plastics, coal, grain, or aggregates, the LM80 can measure any solid surface at any angle. The small wavelength of the laser means a narrower beam with virtually no beam divergence and, therefore, no false echoes. This provides high accuracy readings even when dealing with the most challenging circumstances, such as measuring into silo cones, even inside silo chutes and through narrow openings in protective grids. The LM80 can be installed on any existing silo nozzle, three inches or larger, regardless of location ...


Kevin Hambrice,

Director of Marketing


18321 Swamp Road, Prairieville, LA 70769 USA

Tel.: +1 225.673.6100

Fax: +1 225.673.2525

E-mail: khambrice@ktekcorp.com

Level and Positioning Transmitter



Precalibrated Position Sensor Serves as Long-life Potentiometer Replacement


Pennsauken, NJ,  February 12, 2008 - Macro Sensors, has designed a position sensor that is hermetically sealed, frictionless and will serve as a long-life replacement for failing potentiometers in a wide range of industrial position measurement applications such as machine tool positioning, hydraulic cylinder positioning, valve position sensing and automatic assembly equipment. Offering frictionless position feedback similar to the potentiometer, the LP750 Series position sensors have no parts that wear out, offering unlimited cycle life and greater performance than a potentiometer. Unique coil winding configuration and digitally enhanced analog output enable a compact design, making units ideal for use in applications with limited installation space ...


Harold Schaevitz,

Macro Sensors,

U.S. Route 130 North, Bldg. 22, Pennsauken, NJ  08110-1541

Tel.: 856-662-8000


E-mail: harolds@macrosensors.com

LVDT Position Sensor



Portable Measuring Instrument


Many applications require to have a portable instrument, connected to sensors and transducers, for measures on machinery in the field. DS Europe, to satisfy this need, proposes the mod. AN601 portable measuring instrument. AN601 has a compact plastic PVC case, a 5 digits red LEDs high luminosity display  and 8 push buttons for an easy use. A lid allows to extract the non rechargeable batteries that allow approximately 16 hours working. The single input channel, with extractable connector, has an high resolution 24 bit A/D max. with also high sampling rate. Main functions are: visualization in engineering units (Kg, daN, °C, mm etc), zeroing, tare, hold, positive or negative peak memorization. Many type of transducers can be connected, also produced by DS Europe, like: load cells, pressure transducers, displacement transducers, liquid level meters, inclinometers, temperature probes etc. Typical applications: quality control, metrology, automation etc. ...


Dott. Dario Piardi

DS Europe S.r.L.

Italy - Milano – 20143 – Via F. Russoli 6

Tel.: 0039 02 8910142

Fax: 0039 02 89124848

E-mail: dseurope@dseurope.com

AN601 portable measuring instrument



CMOS and Rejustor Based Application-Specific Analog Signal Conditioning Chip


Microbridge Technologies, Inc. introduced the world’s first Rejustor-enhanced Analog Integrated Circuit, the MBSTC-02. The integrated CMOS device is the first active analog circuit incorporating Microbridge’s patented passive, polysilicon adjustable resistor technology known as Rejustors. The MBSTC-02 simplifies the design process allowing sensor calibration and temperature compensation after final assembly, which negates cumulative errors associated with the assembly processes, such as manufacturing tolerance errors, error introduced by stress, packaging, etc. Low-cost and high-precision adjustment replaces the requirement for digital signal conditioning. The MBSTC-02 enables the use of lower cost sensors in precision applications, thereby increasing their value in the market ...


Sacha Arts

Microbridge Technologies, Inc.

100 Bella Vista Court, Los Gatos CA 95032

Tel.: 408-356-3099

Fax: 408-356-3399

E-mail: s.arts@comcast.net

Rejustor-enhanced Analog Integrated Circuit MBSTC-02



Patented Wireless, Batteryless, Implantable Sensors


Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent titled "Anchor for Medical Implant Placement and Method of Manufacture" (U.S. Patent No. 7,317,951) which covers the design and manufacturing of advanced, catheter-delivered, anchors for miniature, wireless, batteryless, implantable sensors within the heart for chronic, non-invasive monitoring of cardiovascular biological pressures.


ISSYS' wireless, batteryless sensor and the anchor are delivered via a catheter in an outpatient procedure. The biocompatible anchor allows the miniature telemetric sensor to be stabilized within the heart and monitor the left atrium. This is a very difficult task due to the stringent biocompatibility requirements of the left heart. The anchor design allows the minimum size increase to the cylindrical wireless sensor and thus reduces the size of the delivery catheter. The novel anchor manufacturing renders highly reliable anchors demanded by chronic nature of cardiac sensors ...


Dr. Cathy Morgan

Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. (ISSYS)

391 Airport Industrial Dr.

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Tel: (734) 547-9896 Ext. 118, fax: (734) 547-9964

E-mail: cmorgan@mems-issys.com




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