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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.11 November 2007

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.11, November 2007

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on a draft Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard

5.   Applied Research Roadmaps for Carbon Nanotubes: Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges (ARCORC) workshop at

      Nano Solutions 2007, Frankfurt, Germany, 23 November 2007

6.   Subscribtion

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com



Bullet Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), Vol. 85, No. 11, November 2007





1. Optical Characterization of the Interaction of Mercury with Nanoparticulate Gold Suspended in Solution

    Kevin Scallan, Donald Lucas, and Catherine Koshland, pp.1687-1689


2. Electrical Characterization of a Nanoporous Silicon Sensor for Low ppm Gas Moisture Sensing

    Tarikul Islam, Hiranmay Saha, pp.1699-1707


3. Focused Ion Beam Nanopatterning for Carbon Nanotube Ropes Based Sensor

    Vera La Ferrara, Ivana Nasti, Brigida Alfano, Ettore Massera and Girolamo Di Francia, pp.1708-1713


4. Trace Moisture Response Property of Thin Film Nano Porous g- Al2O3 for Industrial Application

    Debdulal Saha, Kamalendu Sengupta, pp.1714-1720


5. Gas Detectors Based on Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Exploiting the Dielectrophoresis Method

    Lun-Wei Chang and Juh-Tzeng Lue, pp.1721-1727


6. Detection of Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Sensor Based Nanostructured Ba2CrMoO6 Thick Films

    A. V. Kadu, N. N. Gedam and G. N. Chaudhari, pp.1728-1738


7. Nanocomposites Sn-Si-O and Sn-Mn-O for Gas Sensors

    Ekaterina Rembeza, Stanislav Rembeza, pp.1739-1744


8. Theory and Instrumentation Related to Anomalous Dielectric Dispersion in Ordered Molecular Groups

    Tanmoy Maity, D. Ghosh and C. R. Mahata, pp.1745-1756


9. Flexible Membrane Impact Sensor via Thick Film Method

    Hee C. Lim, James Zunino III, and John F. Federici, pp.1757-1764


10.Humidity Sensing Behaviour of Niobium Oxide: Primitive Study

    B. C. Yadav, Richa Srivastava, M. Singh, R. Kumar and C.D. Dwivedi, pp. 1765-1770




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The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next  issue of S&T Journal (e-Digest) No.12, Vol.86, December 2007 is 11 December 2007. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.



Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs



  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.85, Issue 11, November 2007 is in the DIGEST section with articles, products and business news

  • IFSA Newsletter (November 2007) online

  • Industrial Process Sensors - provides the information you need to develop solutions to a wide range of industrial measurement needs

  • Electrochemical Sensor Analysis - in a single source (38 chapters, 1028 pages and CD ROM) this covers the entire field of electrochemical (bio)sensor designs and characterizations.


Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Industrial Process Sensors

by David M. Scott


 Electrochemical Sensor Analysis

by Salvador Alegret and Arben Merkoci


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Publisher: CRC

Hardcover: 256 pages

Pubdate: 2 November 2007

ISBN: 1420044168


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Publisher: Elsevier Science

Hardcover: 1028 pages and CD-ROM

Pubdate: 11 October 2007

ISBN: 0444530533


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Bullet The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) Seeks Public Comment on a Draft

     Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard


The draft OGC® Sensor Alert Service standard defines an alert and notification mechanism that specifies how alert or alarm conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users. The Sensor Alert Service uses the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to provide the push-based notification functionality. The focus of SAS is on alerts from sensors and sensor webs, a more narrow scope than a complete Web-wide alerting service.


This draft standard can be downloaded from the Standardization Section at Sensors Web Portal (http://www.sensorsportal.com):




Suggested additions, changes, and comments on this draft are welcome and encouraged. Submit comments via email to requests@opengeospatial.org Extensive comments may be made by editing the draft standard with track changes on. The public comment period will remain open until December 15, 2007.



Bullet Applied Research Roadmaps for Carbon Nanotubes: Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges

    (ARCORC) Workshop at Nano Solutions 2007, Frankfurt, Germany, 23 November 2007


Munich, Germany. “Nano Solutions 2007“ (Frankfurt) will play host to a WTC workshop on the new roadmap for Carbon Nanotubes called ARCORC. For this study, WTC conducted interviews with key players worldwide. The results of this comprehensive survey will be presented exclusively and for the first time in a free-of-charge workshop to be held in Frankfurt on the 23rd November 2007.


Supported by the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Community, the study’s goal was to develop a technology roadmap for Carbon Nanotube-based systems. “ARCORC” or the Applied Research Roadmaps for Carbon Nanotubes: Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges is the result of a one year investigation by WTC into technological trends and the current market situation.

Carbon nanotubes are among the most promising materials discovered in the “nano cosmos” up to now. Potential mass market applications for these materials include memory devices, fuel cells and drug delivery tools. The actors in some industries are already harvesting the fruits of early investment, but these same industries still lack a roadmap-–one that will help set a clear strategy in terms of development and time-to-market.


WTC will demonstrate possible technological development scenarios covering the next 5 to 15 years and detail the barriers and financial requirements. The study was led by WTC, in partner-ship with the University of Cambridge and Sineurop Nanotech GmbH from Germany.



Agenda: „Carbon Nanotubes Roadmaps - Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges“



Welcome and introduction to ARCORC

Stefan de Haan, WTC


Roadmap for Carbon Nanotubes

Stefan de Haan, WTC Prof. John Robertson, University of Cambridge Dr. Siegmar Roth, Sineurop Nanotech GmbH


Coffee break



Open Discussion: Europe - Standing, opportunities, strategies





Attendance is free. Please register by email and receive a ticket to the Nano Solutions exhibition free of charge: marion.aschenbrenner@wtc-consult.de



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