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1. Microcantilever Sensors in Biological and Chemical Detections

    Qing Zhu, pp.1-21

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2. Design of a Low Voltage 0.18 um CMOS Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensor

    M. Moghavvemi and A. Attaran, pp. 22-29

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Glucose Monitoring System Based on Osmotic Pressure Measurements

    Alexandra Leal, António Valente, Ana Ferreira, Salviano Soares, Vitor Ribeiro, Olga Krushinitskaya, and Erik A. Johannessen, pp.30-41

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Chemical Vapor Identification by Plasma Treated Thick Film Tin Oxide Gas Sensor Array and Pattern Recognition

    J. K. Srivastava, Preeti Pandey, Sunil K. Jha, V. N. Mishra, R. Dwivedi, pp.42-53

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. A Preliminary Test for Skin Gas Assessment Using a Porphyrin Based Evanescent Wave Optical Fiber Sensor

    Roman Selyanchyn, Sergiy Korposh, Wataru Yasukochi and Seung-Woo Lee, pp.54-67

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6. Optical Characterization and Humidity Sensing Properties of Praseodymium Oxide

    B. C. Yadav, Monika Singh and C. D. Dwivedi, pp.68-75

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7. Nanocrystalline SnO2-Pt Thick Film Gas Sensor for Air Pollution Applications

    M. H. Shahrokh Abadi, M. N. Hamidon, Abdul Halim Shaari, Norhafizah Abdullah, Rahman Wagiran and Norhisam Misron, pp.76-88

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8. Characterization of WO3-SnO2 Nanocomposites and Application in Humidity Sensing

    N. K. Pandey, Akash Roy, Alok Kumar, pp.89-99

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9. Detections of Water Content Changes in a Nitrocellulose Membrane Based on Polarized Reflection Spectroscopy

    Hariyadi Soetedjo, pp.100-106

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10.Fabrication of Polyaniline/ TiO2 Nanocomposite Ammonia Vapor Sensor

    S. G. Pawar, S. L. Patil, M. A. Chougule, B. T. Raut, S. A.Pawar and V. B. Patil, pp.107-114

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Impact of Mineral Composition on the Distribution of Natural Radionuclides in Rigosol-Anthrosol

    Z. P. Tomić, A. R. Djordjević, M. B. Rajković, I. Vukašinović, N. S. Nikolić, V. Pavlović and Č. M. Lačnjevac, pp.115-130

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12.Design of Photoreactor and Study of Modeling Parameters for Removal of Pesticides in Water: a Case Study of Malathion

     Amit K. Sharma, R. K. Tiwari and M. S. Gaur, pp.131-141

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13.Studies on Gas Sensing Performance of Cr-doped Indium Oxide Thick Film Sensors

     D. N. Chavan, G. E. Patil, D. D. Kajale, V. B. Gaikwad, G. H. Jain, 142-155

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14.Preparation and Studies on Gas Sensing Performance of Pure and Modified Sn-TiO2 Thick Film Resistor

     P. D. Hire, V. B. Gaikwad, N. U. Patil, R. L. Patil, R. M. Chaudhri, S. D. Shinde G. H. Jain, pp.156-167

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15.Electrocoductivity Studies of Grafted Polymer Thin Film

     Muhammed Mizher Radhi, pp.168-176

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16.Ester Sensing with Poly (Aniline-co-m-aminobenzoic Acid) Deposited on Poly (Vinyl Alcohol)

    S. Adhikari, J. Singh, R. Banerjee and P. Banerji, pp.177-186

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17.Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor for Detection of Nitrate Concentration in Water

    A. S. Lalasangi, J. F. Akki, K.G. Manohar, T. Srinivas, P. Radhakrishnan, Sanjay Kher, N. S. Mehla and U. S. Raikar, pp.187-193

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18.Study on Gas Sensing Performance of In2O3 Thick Film Resistors Prepared by Screen Printing Technique

    S. C. Kulkarni, R. Y. Borse, pp.194-204

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


19.Periodically Tapered LPFG for Ethanol Concentration Detection in Ethanol-Gasoline Blend

    J. Linesh, T. M. Libish, M. C. Bobby, P. Radhakrishnan and V. P. N. Nampoori, pp.205-212

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20.Chemically Deposited n-CuInSe2 / Polyiodide Based PEC Solar Cells

     R. H. Bari and L. A. Patil, pp.213-219

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21.Sensitivity and Selectivity Studies on Polyaniline / Molybdenum Trioxide Composites to Liquid Petroleum Gas

     Aashis S. Roy, Machappa T, M. V. N. Ambika Prasad and Koppalkar R. Anilkumar, pp.220-228

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22.Long-term Biosensors for Metabolite Monitoring by using Carbon Nanotubes

    Cristina Boero, Sandro Carrara, Giovanni De Micheli, pp.229-237

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23.Modeling of a Bio Sensor Based on Detection of Antigens Concentration Using an Electrically Actuated Micro Cantilever

     Hadi Madinei, Ali-Asghar Keyvani-Janbahan, Mehdi Atashparva, Rasool Shabani, Ghader Rezazadeh, pp.238-246

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24.A SAW Delay Line Sensor Combined with Micro-hotplate for Bio-chemical Applications

     Babak Vosoughi Lahijani, Habib Badri Ghavifekr, pp.247-255

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25.Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Device: Measurement of Bioelectrical Tissue Conductivity in Dengue Patients

     Herlina Abdul Rahim, Mohd Nasir Taib, Fatimah Ibrahim and Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, pp.256-264

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Le Sensor and Sensors Web Portal Partner to Provide Mobile Advertising Solutions for the Sensor Industry


Santa Clara, California – February 15th, 2011 Le Sensor, Corp., a Silicon Valley based startup, has partnered up with Sensors Web Portal, Inc., a primary Internet resource for sensors related information, to market their Sensor and Electrical Toolkit Smartphone Application. Both companies will collaborate on assisting sensor manufacturers in advertising their products on mobile platforms, to highly qualified audiences in the sensor ecosystem. Both companies also affirmed their desire to continue to search for more ways to collaborate in order to create the best mobile solution for the sensor industry ...


Ahsan Rizvi
Marketing Director, Le Sensor, Corp.
3333 Bowers Avenue, Suite 130
Santa Clara, CA
95054, USA
Tel.: +1 408 335 7519

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Pressure Sensor Booklet from American Sensor Technologies Features Capabilities in Alternative Energy


Mt. Olive, NJ – February 18, 2011 - American Sensor Technologies, Inc. ( has released an Alternative Energy Pressure Sensor booklet that outlines their pressure sensing capabilities for alternative energy in five industries: wind, hydrogen, solar, coal bed & methane, and bio-fuels & gases. The 12-page Pressure Sensors Booklet from American Sensors Technologies outlines the advantages of using AST pressure measurement devices for these distinct alternative energy industries and cites typical applications for pressure sensor use. An overview of Krystal Bond Technology™ (the latest Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) pressure sensor technology) is also featured in the booklet ...


Americal Sensor Technologies (AST)

Karmjit S. Sidhu

450 Clark Drive, Mt. Olive

New Jersey

07828 USA

Tel.: (973) 448-1901

Fax: (973) 448-1905



AST catalog


Force Measurement for Tough Applications


Towcester, UK - February 2011 - In addition to a wide range of standard load cells, load pins and force sensors, Strainsert, Inc. provide a custom design service that employs their patented integrated strain gauge process, where foil strain gauges are actually bonded and sealed inside small bore holes, as part of complete load bearing components and structures that can be manufactured to design or assembled into free-issued parts ...


John Tyrrell

Ixthus Instrumentation Limited

The Stables, Williams' Barns

Tiffield Road, Towcester

Northants NN12 6HP

Tel.: +44 (0)1327 353437


Force sensor



General Purpose Low-Mass Triaxial Piezoelectric Accelerometer


January 21, 2011, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the global market introduction of the Endevco® model 2228C, a rugged low-mass triaxial piezoelectric accelerometer, designed to suit a variety of general vibration testing requirements. The versatility and performance characteristics of the model 2228C allow it to be used in R&D, metrology, lighting systems, wireless equipment, space shuttle and solid rocket booster electronics assemblies, helicopter engines, combustion turbines and vacuum pump applications, among others ...


Mr. Gary Oria

Director of Product Marketing

Meggitt Sensing Systems – Measurement Group

Tel.: 949.276.0486




Model 2228C of accelerometer


Variohm EuroSensor Launches Prignitz Pressure Sensor Range


Towcester - UK - January 2011, Variohm EuroSensor has launched a new range of pressure sensing, transmitting and display products following a new exclusive distribution agreement with the prominent German manufacturer Prignitz Mikrosystemtechnik GmbH. The Prignitz range will broaden Variohm's application capability with flush diaphragm pressure sensors that are especially suited to food and biomedical/pharmaceutical uses as well as a line of differential low and high pressure switches with built-in displays that will find applications in precision pressure management across the processing, water treatment and HVAC engineering industries ...


Variohm EuroSensor Limited

Williams' Barn

Tiffield Road


Northants, NN12 6HP

Tel.: +44 (0) 1327 351004


Pressure sensors



Smart Sensor for Continuous Level Measurement


Lincoln, Nebraska - 20 January 2011. BinMaster Level Controls has introduced a SmartBob-TS1 cable-based sensor for bins up to 60 feet tall. Manufactured in BinMaster's Lincoln, Nebraska plant, this continuous level measurement sensor is ideal for operations with multiple, smaller storage and process bins containing powders or bulk solids. This compact, rugged SmartBob-TS1 sensor weighs less than 10 pounds and works effectively in environments where airborne dust and filling noise can prevent other types of continuous level devices from working reliably ...


Jenny Christensen

Director of Marketing


PO Box 29709

Lincoln, NE 68529, USA

Tel. :402-434-9125

Fax: 402.434.9133

SmartBob-TS1 level sensor



New Sensor Designed to Accurately Measure Strain on Curved Mounting Surfaces


Columbia Research Laboratories has introduced a new sensor designed to accurately measure strain on curved mounting surfaces. Series DT3747 sensors are customized to measure circumferential strain around the diameter of the surface to which it is mounted. Featuring the accuracy, ruggedness, and ease of installation found in Columbia's flight-qualified Series DTD284, DT3747 models are available to compensate materials commonly used in aircraft structural fabrication. Similar devices have been utilized to monitor rocket motor expansion ...


Monica Bailey

Columbia Researh Laboratories, Inc.

Tel.: 610-872-3900



Strain Sensors



Heavy Duty Load Cell


Towcester - UK - January 2011. The BM14G4 compression load cell, manufactured by ZEMIC and available exclusively in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor, now has OIML R60 C4 accuracy class approval for legal-for-trade applications across its entire range which spans 10 to 50 tons. Aimed at heavy industrial weighing applications on mobile construction and mining equipment, rolling stock and hoppers, the IP68 protection rated stainless steel sensor already benefitted from OIML approval for its 30 to 50 ton range and now offers smaller 10 and 20 ton capacity for vehicle scales and weighing stations ...


Graham Pattison

Variohm EuroSensor Limited

Williams' Barn

Tiffield Road, Towcester

Northants, NN12 6HP

Tel.: +44 (0) 1327 351004


Load cell BM14G4



KXTH5 Tri-axis Accelerometer into High-Volume Production


Ithaca, New York February 8, 2011 – Kionix, Inc., has announced a new tri-axis analog accelerometer that improves multiplexed switching for hard-disk-drive (HDD) protection by 400 % over its predecessor, the KXPB5, which is scheduled for obsolescence this year. The new KXTH5 boosts the speed at which the hard disk drive can detect a “drop,” thereby increasing system robustness. Kionix is the largest supplier of accelerometers to the global HDD market, which the analyst firm iSuppli estimates reached nearly 170M units during the last quarter of 2010 ...


Edward Brachocki

Director, Marketing

Kionix, Inc.

36 Thornwood Drive

Ithaca, New York 14850 USA

Tel.: (607) 257-1080


Tri-axis accelerometer KXPB5



Free-Field Microphone and Preamplifier Set with TEDS Capabilities


January 14, 2011, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has introduced the Endevco® model EM46AE, a combined 1/2” free-field pressure microphone and iTEDS enabled preamplifier (per IEEE 1451.4) set, designed for general purpose and larger channel count precision acoustic measurements within a variety of applications, including vehicle pass-by noise testing; environmental noise analysis; building acoustics; and appliance and other consumer product noise evaluations ...


Scott Mayo

Regional Applications Engineer

Meggitt Sensing Systems – Measurement Group

Tel.: 281.334.3630


Model EM46AE microphone



9730 Series Current Pulse Generator


BOZEMAN, Montana: Quantum Composers, a leading developer of scientific research instrumentation has released our latest generation instrument in the field of pyrotechnics development and testing, the model 9730 series Current Pulse Generator. This instrument is used in pyrotechnics work for the automobile safety, propulsion, defense, and aerospace industries where devices known as an initiator or igniter containing a pyrotechnic material are used to ignite other materials, such as thermites, gas generators, solid-fuel rockets, and inflators for airbags ...


Erin L. Prieskorn

Tel.: (406) 582-0227 EXT122


9730 series Current Pulse Generator



Imec and Coventor Combine Leading Expertise in IC and MEMS Design and Manufacturing


Leuven, Belgium - February 1, 2011 - Coventor, the leading supplier of design technology for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the nanoelectronics research center imec, today announced a strategic partnership to improve and expand the use of advanced design and manufacturing techniques for the development of CMOS integrated MEMS. The partnership includes strategic alignment on R&D roadmaps and collaboration on advanced research topics. Teams of imec and Coventor will collaborate on expanding imec's use of Coventor's software tools suite for MEMS + IC design. They will jointly develop process design kits (PDKs) for imec's SiGe MEMS-above-IC process ...


Katrien Marent,

Director of External Communications

Tel.: +32 16 28 18 80

Mobile: +32 474 30 28 66







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and Information Processing

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and Systems

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Microsystems: Technology
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Technologies II

Vol. 6, August 2009

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Vol.8, February 2010

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Technologies III

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